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House approves GOP's patchwork $29.1B budget

July 1, 2014
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A $29.1 billion spending plan for Pennsylvania state government is on its way to the governor after winning House approval in a vote split largely along party lines.

It's not clear whether Republican Gov. Tom Corbett will sign the measure before the fiscal year ends at midnight.

The 108-95 vote in the House and the 26-24 Senate tally followed sharply partisan debates in both chambers that echoed the state's gubernatorial campaign.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman William Adolph said the measure strikes an appropriate balance among the state's competing needs without a tax increase.

Democrats charged that the bill relies too heavily on transfers, one-time revenues and gimmickry to balance the budget.

 
 

 

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