Financial stalemate continues in Harrisburg

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     Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year begins Wednesday, and the Wolf administration will lose some authority to spend money without enacted budget legislation in place. A Senate vote on a GOP spending plan is expected Tuesday.(AP file photo)

    Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year begins Wednesday, and the Wolf administration will lose some authority to spend money without enacted budget legislation in place. A Senate vote on a GOP spending plan is expected Tuesday.(AP file photo)

    On the eve of the Pennsylvania budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and the Republican-majority Legislature are still far apart on a deal.

    Wolf has said the GOP budget is balanced on stopgaps that worsen the state’s long-term structural deficit and that it doesn’t include nearly enough money for education programs.

    The GOP, meanwhile, has blocked Wolf’s proposed tax on shale gas production to raise revenue for the state’s schools.

    WHYY’s Mary Wilson talks with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about the latest developments.

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