PA Budget Passed

Governor Wolf signed the Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget. The budget included the use of the remaining $1.3 billion in CARES Act funding to offset General Fund budget items–mostly wages for front line workers, like those of the Departments of Health and Corrections, along with an improved revenue situation and continuation of enhanced federal matching payments for the state’s Medicaid program helped to close the budgetary gap left by the impact of COVID-19 and mitigation efforts to slow the virus spread. Funding for the Pennsylvania Primary Care Practitioner Program line item remained at the same funding levels as the previous year.