Speaker says state House will not convene this week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Despite criticism from Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania legislators won’t called into session before Monday.

House Speaker Mike Turzai said in a memo Tuesday there will be no House sessions through Sunday and that representatives will be on a six-hour call starting Monday. The Senate also does not plan to convene this week.

The Republican speaker issued the memo hours after the Democratic governor chided GOP lawmakers for sending him a budget plan that he opposed and then leaving Harrisburg for the holidays. The Democratic governor rejected parts of the proposal but released overdue payments for schools and social services.

Wolf spokesman Jeff Sheridan says it’s unacceptable for legislators to continue their holiday break while they should be concentrating on a budget.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s