WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Senate leaders plan to take steps Wednesday that could override Gov. Ed Rendell's veto of funding for human services programs, such as shelters, food pantries and child care.
State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, told The Herald-Mail of the plans Monday afternoon. They are designed to help "some of the most vulnerable among us," he said.
Rendell, a Democrat, took a stopgap budget measure passed in early August and provided many line-item vetoes, as expected. The intent was to pay nearly 77,000 state workers and sustain government operations during the now six-week-old budget impasse.
However, the governor has been criticized for vetoing funding that would have gone to human-services providers, many of whom say they are faced with shutting down. Some staged a rally Monday on the Capitol steps.