Pa. Legislature eyes busy last week before summer break

    The Pennsylvania Legislature’s beginning a busy week before lawmakers depart Harrisburg for the summer.

    Three prominent committee votes on Monday’s agenda were all delayed, possibly until Tuesday. Those include a House Transportation Committee vote on a major highways funding bill, as well as Senate committee votes on a bill to liberalize the sale of wine, liquor and beer and a $28-billion-plus state spending plan.

    Later in the week, lawmakers could consider a federally funded Medicaid expansion, an overhaul of public employee pension systems, tougher ethics rules and academic standards for charter schools and the appointment of a state Supreme Court justice.

    Gov. Tom Corbett’s also expected to resubmit a contract to hire a private manager for the Pennsylvania Lottery after Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected his first attempt as illegal.

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