By Charles Thompson
on July 02, 2014 at 5:12 PM, updated July 02, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he has still not reached a decision about signing the $29.1 billion general fund budget that lawmakers sent to his desk earlier this week.
And what’s more, he may not until next week.
“We look at [the budget bill] with all options remaining on the table to us,” Corbett said at a Capitol news conference Wednesday in Harisburg, adding he’s not likely to take any final action until he also receives the companion fiscal code bill.
The fiscal code, sort of an operator’s manual that spells out some earmarks and carries instructions on how many of the appropriations are to be used, is currently pending in the House.
Because of amendments made to it Tuesday night, the fiscal code bill will need another vote in the state Senate, which is unlikely to come back to session until next week.
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