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Gridlocked: Pa. Senate plans override vote as school loans rise

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 28, 2015 10:23 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is warning that borrowing by Pennsylvania's school districts is on the rise.

He says school districts have borrowed more than $430 million to keep their doors open, a number that he expects to rise quickly in November.

The announcement comes as the state Senate prepares to try to override Governor Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending plan designed to break a four-month budget stalemate.

Today's action in the Capitol comes on the 120th day of a partisan budget stalemate between the first-term Democratic governor and the Legislature's huge Republican majorities. 

In the Senate, 33 votes are needed to override Wolf's September 29th veto of the $11 billion Republican spending package that sought to release billions in federal dollars.

Republicans hold a 30-19 majority in the chamber. 
  

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