Pennsylvania Legislature Now Focused on State Budget

HARRISBURG — With the primary campaigning done, Pennsylvania lawmakers will return to the Capitol today with one main agenda item for the remainder of their spring session — completing the state budget.

There’s a handful of other items also set to move forward in the state House of Representatives and Senate, dealing with business taxes, the unemployment compensation system, rules for charter schools and potentially even liquor sales.

But as the calendar turns to May, much of state government’s attention will be squarely focused on the $27.1 billion proposed spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

Click here to read the full article by Laura Olson published in the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette (April 30, 2012).

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