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Dave Reed

Wolf still hopes for budget deal as next proposal nears

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he is hoping for a budget deal for the state fiscal year that is already halfway over before it's time for him to deliver a budget plan for the next fiscal year.

Wolf is scheduled to deliver his next budget proposal Feb. 9, but could not say how he will handle it.

"I'll have to decide when I get there and based on what's in place," Wolf said. "I'm still holding out hope that the compromise budget of 2015-16 gets into place."

But even some of Wolf's allies in the Republican-controlled Legislature say they believe the political will to increase taxes has dissipated with the approach of the primary campaign...