As the new fiscal year started for state governments, the tri-state area had a dubious distinction: Not one state had a budget in place on time.
Pennsylvania's legislature has passed a budget but no plan to pay for it. New Jersey's state government was shut down for three days. And Delaware lawmakers ultimately reached an overtime budget deal.
Here's the latest on where things stand in each state.
The status: Pennsylvania has a spending plan, but not a revenue package. Gov. Wolf let the $32 billion spending plan sent to him by the legislature lapse into law without his signature. Now, lawmakers must continue work to come up with a way to pay for that plan.
What's next: The state House and Senate are to reconvene Tuesday. After that session, members could be sent home, possibly for several weeks, raising the possibility of a lengthy impasse. The governor, however, has said he hopes the legislature will swiftly deliver a revenue package.
The status: The state government has reopened after a three-day shutdown. Lawmakers missed a 12:01 a.m. Saturday deadline to pass a balanced budget, making state parks and beaches inaccessible to everyone except Gov. Christie and his family, closing state functions that included Motor Vehicle Commission agencies and inspection stations, and briefly furloughing tens of thousands of state workers. Early Tuesday, Christie signed a $34.7 billion spending plan into law.
The latest: The Delaware legislature missed its budget deadline for the first time in decades, but reached a deal Sunday on a spending plan. The budget restores cut funding to nonprofits, public health program and schools, and raises taxes on real estate transfers, tobacco and alcohol, the Delaware News Journal reports. Gov. Jay Carney signed the budget early Monday.
The backstory: Budget gridlock had lasted for months over a Democratic push to raise the personal income tax and disagreement over changes to the prevailing wage for state construction projects, among other issues.