With Video of Sen. Bob Mench and NFIB PA's Kevin Shivers
A bill that requires all state departments and agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction to justify their budget requests from the first dollar has been passed and signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. SB 181, sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Berks), requires the budget secretary and the Independent Fiscal Office to set a schedule of performance-based budget reviews for all agencies at least once every five years.
Those reviews will include detail on line item appropriations and programs, information and data related to existing performance measures, and each agency’s mission statement, goals, and objectives for the expenditure. Tax credits will also be reviewed.