Governor Wolf vetoes fiscal code bill related to Pa. budget

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 28, 2016 11:12 AM

FILE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a news conference in his Capitol offices on Monday, March 7, 2016, in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf is rejecting a bill that passed along with the state budget, citing concerns about how it divides money for schools, borrows $2.5 billion, effects greenhouse gas emissions at power plants and regulates oil and gas drilling.  

Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed the fiscal code in his office Friday afternoon, two days after he announced he was going to let the main budget bill become law without his signature.  

The budget bill was crafted largely by Republican lawmakers.

The 101-page fiscal code bundles together a variety of items to implement the state budget.  

Commonwealth Court in December ruled against Senate leaders to say then-Governor Tom Corbett properly used his line-item veto power in 2014 to blue-line the Legislature's spending.

Senate leaders in January filed a notice of appeal to the state Supreme Court.

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