PA lawmakers prepare for new fight in 5-month budget showdown

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawmakers are trickling back into the Pennsylvania Capitol for an evening start on what’s shaping up as a new, contentious round over how to end the state government’s five-month-old budget stalemate.

The Sunday night session comes as House members sort through hundreds of pages of legislation passed in a flurry last week by the Senate.

House Republican majority leaders say they want the price tag of the Senate’s $30.8 billion budget package to come down. Senators say it is to be accompanied by $1.2 billion tax increase that’s still under wraps.

Gov. Tom Wolf and House Democrats say they support the outlines of the Senate’s budget plan to deliver major new aid to schools. But they and House Republicans are also objecting to numerous provisions in the Senate’s package.

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