HARRISBURG, Pa.—Lawmakers and staff in Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled state Legislature are scrambling to finish writing a host of budget- and education-related bills to get them to Gov. Tom Corbett before the new fiscal year starts Sunday.
The Senate Republicans made final details of Republicans’ $27.7 billion spending plan public Tuesday.
Spending for health care, pensions and debt is rising, while lawmakers want to eliminate a program that provides $200 a month to adults who are disabled and can’t work. Public schools would see a little more money, universities would see the same amount and tuition grants to students would shrink.
House Approprations Committee Chairman Bill Adolph says a House vote could happen Wednesday. After that, Senate passage would be necessary.
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