With revenue nearly a half billion dollars below expectations, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett today ordered a $160 million spending freeze.
The freeze affects all state government agencies and commissions under Corbett’s jurisdiction, but not equally.
The funding freeze is not unexpected. Last month during his mid-year update, Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Charles Zogby said such an action would be happening now.
At the time, he also said he was cautiously optimistic the commonwealth [...]