State Budget Still a Stalemate

October 03, 2017 - 6:56 am

Lawmakers are back in the Pennsylvania Capitol amid a three-month-old budget stalemate, but optimism about an evolving proposal to fill a $2.2 billion revenue gap isn't translating into action. Members of the House Republican majority complained Monday afternoon about imposing the state's 6 percent sales tax onto commercial storage. The revenue package otherwise leans heavily on borrowing, one-time fund transfers and authorizing 10 more casinos.

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