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PA budget season coming down to the wire

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 29, 2013 6:52 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania state lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a sixth-straight day as the Republican majority seeks to wrap up an on-time state budget and secure victories for Governor Corbett's legislative agenda.

The House and Senate were each scheduled to resume voting sessions at 1 p.m. Saturday. Lawmakers are trying to complete their top priorities before the fiscal year ends Sunday night.

In the House, a vote is possible on a far-reaching bill to generate billions of dollars for roads, bridges and mass transit agencies primarily by increasing motor fuel taxes.

The Senate was poised to advance a $28.3 billion budget bill as well as legislation to privatize wine and liquor sales and compel the expansion of health care to hundreds of thousands of working adults.

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