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Collections for the current July-to-June budget year are now $1.5 billion above expectations.
Critics say an election-auditing bureau is duplicative, given the legal requirements for each county and the state to review election results for accuracy and investigate any discrepancies.
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, had sought more than $1 billion in new, higher funding for public schools, but met Republican resistance.
A summary by state House GOP leaders touted putting $2.5 billion into the rainy day fund and not spending much of the rest of the pandemic money as “fiscal restraint so we can prevent tax increases in the future.” There are no tax or fee increases.