The budget uses the remaining $1.3 billion of CARES Act funding towards the state payroll.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf signed a budget to fund the state government through June of next year.

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The governor signed into law House Bill 2536 and Senate Bill 1350 Monday.

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The $35.5 billion budget passed the Republican-controlled legislature on Friday. It uses the remaining $1.3 billion of CARES Act funding towards the state payroll.

According to the governor’s office, the 2020-21 budget sustains commonwealth services and programs that are “critical” during the pandemic.

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Democrats had pushed for that money to be directed to aiding businesses or workers, but the Wolf administration says the budget protects funding levels for public education.