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Drama expected on last day of Pennsylvania's budget year

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 30, 2015 4:39 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers face a day of big votes in the Capitol with a lot at stake on what is the final day of Pennsylvania's budget year. 

Republican majorities in the House and Senate are expected to send budget legislation to Wolf, a Democrat, today, along with bills to completely change how wine and liquor are sold and to squeeze billions in savings from public sector pensions. 

Wolf's warned he'll veto some or all of the budget proposal, which he's criticized for not devoting sufficient money for education and for adding to the state's deficit.  

This is Wolf's first budget after beating Republican Governor Tom Corbett last fall. 

The Republicans' budget of nearly $30.2 billion is a year-over-year increase of about four percent.

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