By Christina Kauffman
on July 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM, updated July 10, 2014 at 6:13 PM
There are at least a couple concepts on which Republican leaders of the state House and Senate can agree: They’re not fans of Gov. Tom Corbett’s response to this year’s budget, and they’re not rushing back to Harrisburg to please him.
Corbett is a Republican and so are the majorities in both chambers. But the governor didn’t seem to win anyone’s compliance after scolding legislators Thursday, when he announced line-item vetoes in the budget and said the legislature should return to Harrisburg to work on pension reform.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said Thursday afternoon the House doesn’t plan to return to session until Aug. 4, a date that had already been set before Corbett’s address.
Turzai, who opened by saying Corbett’s actions seem to be more about “politics, not governing,” declined to react to the possibility of Corbett calling a special session.
The House leader said he doesn’t understand why Corbett blue-lined some items in the budget, which was on time to meet the June 30 deadline and didn’t increase taxes.
Full story: Legislators aren’t rushing back to Harrisburg despite Corbett’s request By Christina Kauffman , Pennlive, 7/10/14