PA Gov. Wolf will eliminate thousands of unfilled positions in state government

12.16.16 | Bill Price

As the state faces a large budget deficit, the Wolf Administration is telling cabinet agencies to limit the size of the state workforce to the number of positions now filled.

The decision will affect thousands of positions, and it's not known how much money will be saved.

The administration is warning of a $600 million shortfall in the budget year ending June 30th of next year.

The legislature's nonpartisan independent fiscal office has projected a $1.7 billion deficit in the year starting July 1st.