Stimulus Transition Fund Reduces Future Deficits, Preserves Education and Health Care


Following declining tax revenue due to the national recession, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The bill included two programs designed to help states avoid deep service cuts.for basic education, higher education and public safety in Pennsylvania. Federal ARRA funds will be exhausted by June 2011, however, opening a $2.7 billion funding gap in the budget.