PSP 4th of July Enforcement Statistics
Hershey – The Pennsylvania State Police have released the results of the 2023 Independence Day Weekend enforcement period which ran from Saturday, July 1st to Tuesday, July 4th. Even though the enforcement period was one day longer than last year there were only 19 more crashes than in 2022 and they were less lethal; PSP responded to 668 crashes, three of which were fatal, there were 194 injuries, and 59 of the collisions involved alcohol. You can see the report online by visiting psp.pa.gov.
PA House Passes Senate Budget with Party Reversal
Harrisburg – On Wednesday night the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a 2023-2024 fiscal year budget along party lines, 102 to 101 with Democrats in the majority. The same budget was passed in the State Senate by Republicans and only one Democrat Senator voted for it in June. The vote came after Independence weekend promises from Governor Josh Shapiro that he would line-item veto certain provisions in the education budget to provide $100 million in private school vouchers. The $45 billion and change budget will be signed by the Governor this weekend, more than a week late.