Gov. Wolf will allow budget bill to become law without his signature

HARRISBURG, Pa — (WHTM) During an impromptu press conference Sunday evening, Governor Tom Wolf said he would not veto the current appropriations bill leg by the GOP controlled House.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll let a roughly $31 billion spending bill become law without his signature, even though lawmakers are struggling to figure out how to pay for some of it.

Wolf said Sunday that he has faith that lawmakers will act. The governor’s aides say the administration won’t spend more money than it has coming in if the Republican-controlled Legislature doesn’t approve an acceptable revenue package.

But they couldn’t immediately say how that would affect programs.

The bill becomes law without his signature midnight Monday. On Sunday night, the House ended an unusual session without action on major legislation. Meanwhile, another nearly $600 million in aid to Penn State, Temple, Pitt, Lincoln and Penn remains in limbo in the House.

Lawmakers went into recess around 6:40 p.m., and will reconvene Monday morning at 11 a.m.

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