Budget secretary upbeat about governor's priorities

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Jun 22, 2013 9:10 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett's budget secretary is confident enough time and votes are available to pass three major policy initiatives and a state budget by the end of the month.

Charles Zogby says the Corbett Administration still wants to see legislative action on the spending plan, alcohol privatization, transportation funding and changes to public worker pensions by June 30.

He says he doesn't accept claims that the liquor plan is dead.

"The governor understood going in in February this is a very ambitious agenda," Zogby explains. "He believes that we can make progress on all of these issues. We've seen that progress unfold over the past several months."

A pension overhaul bill passed a Senate committee this week, but it does not include all the provisions the governor wanted.

Both the House and Senate are still working on transportion issues.

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