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Wolf attacks GOP budget stance in Norristown appearance

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 11, 2015 3:05 PM
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(Norristown) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic governor doesn't sound like he's getting close to a state budget deal with Republicans who control the state Legislature.

Governor Tom Wolf used terms like sham, insult and disgrace to describe the GOP budget proposal at a news conference in Norristown today.

The most recent negotiation session was Aug. 10, although talks could resume later this week.

The state is more than a month into the fiscal year without a budget in place.

Wolf wants higher taxes to fund schools and human services and doesn't want a spending plan built on what he calls gimmicks.

He's vetoed a Republican budget plan, along with the GOP's proposals to privatize liquor sales and cut pensions for teachers and state employees.

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