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Reality of a late state budget

A submitted column today by Joe Geiger, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofits, really told the story about what happens when legislators and the governor miss the state budget deadline.

Charities in Pennsylvania suffer. It's that simple.

We're on a collision course for the eighth straight late budget, covering the Rendell years, and what Geiger writes is what will happen.

This shouldn't happen, of course. Decisions, however tough, should be made by the budget deadline like every family and every business does.


But not in Harrisburg, as the track record shows.

Thanks to Geiger for outlining what will likely happen again this year. Someday, I can only hope, voters will wake up to it.