It Passed Hours Before Pennsylvanias New Fiscal Year Began The House Voted For A 31 Billion Spending Plan

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It will increase funding to public schools, and combat the statewide opiod drug crisis.

The current plan adds $39 million for education.

The big question now is how do they pay for it? Lawmakers need $1 billion to cover the changes. Options include higher tobacco taxes, expanded gaming, and a potential sales tax on utilities that would expand to include natural gas consumers. The budget bill now heads to Governor Wolf for his approval.