Pennsylvania is already on track to have a significant budget gap to fill next year.
A study from the Independent Fiscal Office shows lawmakers will likely need to come up with about a billion dollars to keep the books balanced.
They only just finished this year’s budget, four months behind schedule.
It was mostly filled with borrowing, expected revenue from a gambling expansion and a number of internal fund transfers.
Much of the money isn’t recurring, and that’s a big reason why the IFO is predicting the state will have to find more cash next year.