Republican lawmakers to advance budget legislation

In hopes to end Pennsylvania’s eight-month budget impasse, Republican lawmakers say they will advance budget legislation.

Lawmakers say they will unveil details on Tuesday and expect to put a bill on Governor Tom Wolf’s desk on Wednesday.

Because of the impasse, billions of dollars remain in limbo.

Schools are borrowing to stay open and Penn State has threatened to shut down agricultural extension offices.

In December, a bipartisan deal fell apart after House GOP leaders pulled support.

Republicans say their bill doesn’t require a tax increase to balance and will deliver half the public school increase Governor Wolf had sought, a total of $200 million.

Wolf’s office calls it “irresponsible and unbalanced.”

ABC27 will be following the developments Tuesday. Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@abc27News) and download the ABC27 app for breaking news push alerts.

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