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Dave Reed

GOP plans override votes despite constitutionality questions

Pennsylvania House Republicans said Friday they will force votes next week to override the Democratic governor's budget bill veto, one piece at a time, despite questions about the constitutionality of what they plan to do. House Majority Leader Dave Reed told members of his caucus that he will call up elements of the vetoed budget bill that would authorize funding at a similar level to what Gov. Tom Wolf supports. "An override vote on these lines would be the quickest and most efficient way to get agreed-to, needed funds to these schools and agencies without additional costs," wrote Reed, R-Indiana. Republicans will hold a 119-to-84 majority after five newly elected members...