Wolf mum for now on fate of Pa. budget bill on his desk

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t saying yet what he’ll do with the budget bill on his desk as a state government impasse threatens to enter its seventh month.

The Wolf administration isn’t saying whether it’ll announce a decision Monday.

The House and Senate have no plans to return this week. Efforts to pass a bipartisan budget package supported by Wolf stalled last week.

Instead, the Senate sent Wolf the main appropriations bill in the House GOP’s $30.3 billion spending package in an effort to get money flowing to schools and social service agencies. It includes hundreds of millions less than what Wolf wanted for schools and social services.

It also lacks some supporting legislation and funding for state-related universities, including Penn State, remains hung up in the legislature.

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