- The Context
- State of the State
Overrides are rare, and can only happen when two-thirds of the legislature are willing to support a bill against the governor’s explicit wishes. The last one happened a decade ago.
Republicans say that increase is too much at a time when spending already is too high.
In Gov. Tom Wolf’s previous five budget talks, he hadn’t even uttered the words “charter schools” — despite 20 years of debate over how the state should fund and oversee this growing part of Pennsylvania’s public-school profile.