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Wolf's budget talks with lawmakers focus on school funding

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 12, 2015 5:26 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf and legislative leaders are reporting incremental progress and a plan for more talks after an hour of state budget discussions.

The Democratic governor and leaders of both parties focused on education funding and Republican proposals to cut public-sector pensions during a closed-door meeting in the Capitol today.

Pennsylvania is about a month and a half into its new fiscal year without a budget in place. Majority Republicans passed a spending plan without new taxes in late June, but Wolf vetoed it along with GOP proposals on pensions and liquor privatization.

Wolf says they're making progress and plan to meet again on Thursday.

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