Negotiators put Pa. budget talks on Saturday pause

    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.

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