Does Proposed State Budget Offer ICA Clue?
Our previous blog noted that Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution to provide $37,000 to the oversight board as the 2017-18 state budget did not offer an appropriation for the board to operate on.
Now the 2018-19 budget proposed by the Governor this morning does not even contain a line for the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Second Class Cities. In previous budgets there was an entry under Community and Economic Development. Last year, the entry was there but with a blank dollar amount for the board’s appropriation.
Unless the General Assembly is putting the appropriation back into the budget at some point, the missing entry might mean that the likely dissolution of the Act 47 team for the City is close and the Assembly is going to alter the ICA language, or it means the ICA is going to stay around until June 30, 2019 and have to continue to go back to the City of Pittsburgh for money to operate on.