Pennsylvania has a spending plan, but how to fund it?

    State Sen. Vincent Hughes (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

    State Sen. Vincent Hughes (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

    Five days after a budget was due, lawmakers in Harrisburg continue trying to craft a fiscal funding plan for Pennsylvania. Determined to avoid the months-long stalemate that stymied last year’s effort, both chambers of the Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf have arrived at a spending plan.

    “Now we’ve got to figure out how to pay for it, which is always the trick,” said state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia. “And that’s the negotiation that’s going on right now.”

    Hughes, the Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, gave an update and offered a look ahead to NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller. Click on the audio link above to hear their conversation.

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