Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Legislature appear headed for another week of grappling over how to end a five-month budget stalemate.
The pressure is ratcheting up on them amid growing social services layoffs, threats of school shutdowns and the looming end of the calendar year.
A determined House Republican majority showed no sign of any willingness to accept a package of Senate-passed legislation as last week wound down.
There’s a long list of disputed issues attached to the budget bills that is only making the lines of division clearer.
A House session planned for Saturday was called off, with representatives due back at work around dinnertime Sunday.