Wolf acknowledges service providers may have to borrow money


HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf says he's aware that non-profit social services providers may have to borrow money during an ongoing state budget stalemate, but says they should share his goal of doing the right thing for Pennsylvania.

Wolf made the comments during a Friday morning interview on KQV-AM radio in Pittsburgh. Wolf noted that borrowing costs aren't reimbursable by the state, and says he's doing everything he can to find ways to protect social services agencies. Wolf vetoed a no-new-taxes Republican budget plan that he says didn't meet his goals for more education funding, fixing a long-term deficit and cutting school property taxes.

Billions of dollars that would otherwise flow to counties and non-profit groups that provide social services are expected to be held up if the three-week-old stalemate continues.