Wolf lets last budget bill become law without his signature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A piece of Pennsylvania state budget-related legislation will become law, nearly 10 months after it was due and about two months before the next fiscal year begins.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he would allow a companion budget bill to become law without his signature. That’s approach he took last month toward the main 2015-16 budget bill after a long fight with the Republican-controlled Legislature. It’ll become law Monday.

Wolf says he’s “adamant” the state restore budget cuts enacted under his Republican predecessor, Gov. Tom Corbett.

The bill is a hodgepodge that includes how to distribute $200 million in state aid among school districts. The formula was a primary point of contention. It also authorizes up to $2.5 billion in borrowing for the state share of school construction costs.

Pennsylvania’s budget year begins July 1.

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