GREENCASTLE, PA. - State Sen. Terry Punt warned approximately 140 Franklin County business and municipal leaders Friday morning that the Pennsylvania General Assembly could balk at what he perceives as pitfalls in Gov. Ed Rendell's $27.3 billion proposed budget.
"This year is going to be a very tight budget year," Punt said. "We're not going to pass the budget by June 30."
Instead, legislators will pass that deadline and only reach a consensus in August or September, Punt predicted.
Punt and state Rep. Todd Rock, both R-Franklin, were the featured speakers at Friday's legislative breakfast hosted by the Greater Waynesboro, Greencastle-Antrim and Mercersburg Area Chambers of Commerce.
Punt, who is in his 29th year in office, answered a series of submitted questions about projects in the county, while freshman representative Rock primarily used his time to introduce himself.