HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — As Thursday’s budget deadline nears, there are two different plans for a state budget.
Thursday morning at 11 a.m., lawmakers will continue trying to come up with a deal.
Right now there are two different plans, a House and a Senate version.
The Senate version passed Wednesday afternoon 47-3.
It is about $20 million less than the House’s version passed Tuesday (132-68) and is worth nearly $31.6 billion.
The Senate’s plan is a 5% increase, giving more money to higher education.
House leaders aren’t saying how they will handle the Senate’s version but will have to review it quickly and will have to make sure the Governor is on board with whatever they pass, too.
Governor Tom Wolf wasn’t a fan of their first plan, claiming it was “unbalanced.”
Senate leaders are also asking House members to reconsider a tax hike on tobacco products and an expansion on gambling.
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