Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

State Senate Backs off Plan to Attempt Veto Override on Budget

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

State Senate Backs off Plan to Attempt Veto Override on Budget

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HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania state budget negotiations seemed to fall apart and come back together in hours Tuesday as Senate Republicans planned a vote to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill but called it off after a meeting in his office.

"These things go back and forth all the time," Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said as he left the governor's office Tuesday evening. "Things go up and down. People get excited."

Mr. Corman said a budget framework is in place and that staff will work through the weekend so members can begin voting next week.

"We're very comfortable and optimistic that we can have this done in short order next week," he said.

Mr. Corman's office had said in the afternoon that the Senate would reconvene Tuesday night to attempt to override Mr. Wolf's veto of a bill that would have provided four months of state funding. …

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