Legislature leaves Wolf with decision on budget he opposes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is facing a decision over what to with a last-ditch spending bill sent to him without the increase in public school aid he had sought.

House Speaker Mike Turzai formally signed the bill Thursday morning and sent it to the Democratic governor’s desk. Wolf’s office says no decision is likely before Monday.

Republicans are urging Wolf to sign it, and stop the borrowing, layoffs or service delays by school districts, counties and social services agencies struggling to get by without state aid.

Numerous questions remain about the bill, including the fate of legislation to authorize hundreds of millions of dollars for universities and colleges.

Wolf could veto it, let it become law without his signature after 10 days or eliminate individual spending items in it.

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This story has been corrected to show the day of the House’s ministerial session was Thursday, not Wednesday.

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