Pennsylvania budget session ends inconclusively

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf and a key Republican budget negotiator say they’re still grappling with unresolved issues after the latest meeting over the impasse ended inconclusively.

Democrat Wolf and House Majority Leader Dave Reed emerged from a session that lasted well over an hour on Thursday to say they worked on two major issues – how much to spend on education and proposals to cut public sector pensions.

Pennsylvania is midway through the second month of the fiscal year without a budget in place.

Wolf wants more funding to plug a budget deficit and add money for schools and human services.

He vetoed a Republican-penned spending plan that passed with no Democratic votes.

Wolf says he and legislative leaders plan to meet again next Tuesday.

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