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Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.
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Episode 28: We all hate it. Let's vote for it.

Written by Katie Meyer | Oct 20, 2017 4:39 PM
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This week, a budget plan based almost entirely on borrowing and internal fund transfers was mostly passed by the House, and Senate leaders indicated they're going to give it serious consideration.

Even the Republican authors of the plan admit, they don't like it much. So why, then, does everyone seem so resigned to passing it? Capitolwire's Chris Comisac and John Baer, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, attempt to explain.

Plus, we'll discuss stalled funding for state-related universities, ask why gambling revenue estimates are so high, and predict the fate of a severance tax bill that recently gained purchase in the House. 


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