Wolf, lawmakers sound upbeat after 4-hour budget talk

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A nearly four hour budget meeting in the Pennsylvania Capitol is over, leaving the governor and Republican leaders sounding upbeat but reporting no major breakthroughs.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said after the Tuesday afternoon session that negotiators made progress but he declined to “even guess” how much longer the budget stalemate will go on.

Pennsylvania is three weeks into its new fiscal year without a budget in place.

Republicans passed a budget without new taxes at the end of last month, but it didn’t have a single Democratic vote and Wolf vetoed it.

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