Wolf mum on plans for Pa. prison funding

     More than $900 million in funding for Pennsylvania prisons is poised for consideration next week in the Senate. Republican supporters say, without it, the state corrections system will run out of money next month. (AP file photo)

    More than $900 million in funding for Pennsylvania prisons is poised for consideration next week in the Senate. Republican supporters say, without it, the state corrections system will run out of money next month. (AP file photo)

    Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t sharing his plans as Pennsylvania lawmakers prepare to undo one piece of his partial budget veto.

    More than $900 million in funding for state prisons is poised for consideration next week in the Senate. Republican supporters say, without it, the state corrections system will run out of money next month.

    Wolf said Wednesday that it’s too soon to know if he would approve the funds in the absence of a full year’s spending deal.

    “What we really need, of course, is a budget,” said Wolf. “We need to get back to work and finish on the job that we started that is long overdue. I tried to let emergency funds go through, but we need a full budget.”

    The Senate GOP majority leader this week urged the governor and House Republicans to come together on a spending plan. He later met with Wolf at the governor’s residence in Harrisburg. Wolf said there were no breakthroughs at the meeting.

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