Back at the state budget

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Members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate returned to work today in hopes of finalizing a budget before a midnight deadline.  Senate republicans have been meeting behind closed doors since 11am, but Republican Spokesperson, Jennifer Kocher, said there had been no change and it was becoming less and less likely that a revenue package would be passed by midnight.

Legislators have been struggling to craft a package to pay for the nearly $32 billion budget.  Governor Tom Wolf, democrat, has not said what he will do if they don’t strike a deal.  Last year, he allowed the spending bill to become law without his signature.  No word yet on what is to come.  

We’ll bring you more as we follow the progess.

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