HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is rejecting a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor amid a budget standoff.
Wolf said Thursday that selling off the liquor system isn’t a good business decision and warned the plan would have led to higher prices.READ MORE: Pool At Lt. Governor's Residence Will Once Again Be Used To Teach Kids To Swim
The decision comes two days after the Democrat also vetoed the primary budget bill.
Wolf also vetoed a budget-related public schools bill that contained a new formula to distribute state aid to districts. The governor says it didn’t reversed deep cuts in school funding.READ MORE: Stalemate Breaks On To-Go Mixed Drinks For Pennsylvania Bars, Restaurants
He also vetoed another key budget-related bill that guided how money is spent.
The governor hasn’t announced whether he’ll sign a bill that would make major changes to the two large public-sector pension plans, for teachers and state workers.Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra To Have Live Audiences For Return To Heinz Hall In September
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