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Budget-related bill heads to Governor Wolf's desk

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 14, 2016 3:01 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Democratic Governor Tom Wolf isn't saying yet how he'll handle legislation heading to his desk that Republican lawmakers say is designed to solve issues left over from a protracted budget fight. 

The GOP-penned measure passed both the House and Senate on Wednesday.

It would adopt a formula to distribute $200 million in additional public school aid and authorize up to $2.5 billion in borrowing for the state share of school construction projects. 

The borrowing is projected to result in finance costs of approximately $1.5 billion over 20 years. 

Wolf and Republican lawmakers have clashed over whether he has the authority to distribute new school aid and how to distribute it among school districts.  

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