HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – With strong tax collections oiling the gears, Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers are working under the hood of a new spending plan as they head into the final weeks before lawmakers break for summer.
Front and center is an approximately $34 billion budget package that’s expected to pass before July 1.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Winter Storm Blankets Pittsburgh Region With Heavy Snowfall
Top Republican lawmakers are steering much of the work right now on budget-related legislation.
Meanwhile, the Democratic governor is pressing them to take up at least a couple of his top agenda items before they leave the Capitol until September.READ MORE: PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Storm System Moves Into Pittsburgh Area
Republicans have made it clear that they’ll block Wolf’s $4.5 billion proposed infrastructure and community development package.
Wolf crisscrossed Pennsylvania all spring to build support for it and his aides say it’ll pass if put to a vote.MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Massive Winter Storm System Brings Snow To Pittsburgh Area
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