Questions grow in state's confusing budget situation

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 8, 2016 11:53 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with growing questions over the state government's increasingly confusing budget situation. 

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa has told the Pennsylvania Cable Network that it's unclear how lawmakers will move forward because they are in uncharted territory. 

Tomorrow, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is delivering a budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

But he and the Republican-controlled Legislature are at still odds over billions in the current fiscal year. 

Republican Senator Randy Vulakovich says the situation is shameful and that state government lacks people willing to compromise.

He spoke at a hearing where senators questioned a state treasury official over Wolf's legal authority to spend money above the amounts he allowed in December appropriations bill he signed. 

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