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GOP legislative leaders mull state budget
HARRISBURG -- Republican legislative leaders want to have a budget deal to take to the governor by next week, well in advance of the June 30 deadline.
Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, said the plan he continued negotiating on Wednesday with House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Bradford Woods, would keep them on the road to a finished budget by the middle of the month.
"It is an optimistic time frame but an achievable one," Mr. Pileggi said of the mid-June goal.
Mr. Turzai said the eventual legislative budget deal would use the $27.6 billion plan approved earlier this month by the Senate as a ceiling.
The Senate plan restored some $500 million in spending that Gov. Tom Corbett cut in his February budget proposal.