Clock ticks as state lawmakers eye new budget

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 3, 2014 12:30 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The point person for state budget matters among state House Republicans says it's possible that a budget bill could be introduced early next week.

The move kicks off the amendment process ahead of the new fiscal year's June 1st start.

House Appropriations Chairman Bill Adolph said in brief remarks on the House floor today revenues have been "very disappointing and troubling'' and called the spending plan a work in progress.

The Delaware County Republican is vowing to have a budget passed by the end of the day June 30th.

Adolph's Democratic counterpart, Allegheny County Representative Joe Markosek, says the budget proposed by Republican Governor Tom Corbett in February could be as much as $1.7 billion in the red.

Republicans in the General Assembly were meeting privately today to discuss the budget.

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