Pennsylvania’s budget hole is getting incrementally deeper reports, “Following a trend that’s persisted for much of the year, Pennsylvania’s November revenue collections ran 3.8 percent behind budget estimates. In all, the state pulled in $2 billion which, in real terms, meant it fell $79.5 million behind anticipated revenue.

Will report of growing Pa. budget deficit revive fight over new taxes?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “A report released by the nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office said the state was on track to fall more than $500 million short of what it needs to make it through this fiscal year, and that the deficit could grow to $1.7 billion in the next fiscal year if current policies remain in place.”

CLEAR Calls Out GOP Lawmakers for Bogus Math

Republicans are poised to pass a state budget that adds a grand total of $8 million in new basic education funding, or roughly 3 cents per student for each school day and less than 1 percent of the $1 billion that was cut from classrooms in the last four Republican-backed budgets.