Wolf vetoes fiscal code bill related to Pennsylvania budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is rejecting a bill that passed along with the Pennsylvania budget, citing concerns about how it divides money for schools, borrows $2.5 billion, affects greenhouse gas emissions at power plants and regulates oil and gas drilling.

The first-term Democrat vetoed the fiscal code in his office Friday afternoon, two days after he announced he was going to let the Republican-crafted main budget bill become law without his signature.

The 101-page fiscal code bundles together a variety of items to implement the state budget.

Commonwealth Court in December ruled against Senate leaders to say then-Gov. Tom Corbett properly used his line-item veto power in 2014 to blue-line the Legislature’s spending.

Senate leaders in January filed a notice of appeal to the state Supreme Court.

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