For the first time in eight years, the Pennsylvania legislature has passed a budget on time.
Harrisburg lawmakers beat the midnight deadline by approving a streamlined $28 billion spending plan.
The proposed budget boosts spending over the previous year by less than one percent.
Governor Ed Rendell could sign the bill by this weekend when two other budget-related measures reach his desk.
Also early this morning, the state of Delaware's new budget was signed and sealed.
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie put his signature on a $29 billion dollar budget that cuts state spending by 2.2 percent and has no major tax increases.