Pa. House returns, passes last budget-related bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s last bill related to the 2013-14 state budget is on its way to the governor’s desk following passage in the House.

State House representatives approved the fiscal code legislation by a 103 to 85 vote on Monday during a rare return to Harrisburg after the start of their annual summer break. They then recessed.

The unusual voting session was required after the Senate stripped out a provision that suggested Republican leaders in both chambers favored legalization of the high-interest payday loans.

State budget officials said passage of the fiscal code was needed to avoid negative effects on state government.

Gov. Tom Corbett signed the primary budget bill on June 30. He’s said getting budgets passed before the new fiscal year starts on July 1 has been a major accomplishment.

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