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Pennsylvania's huge GOP majorities could test a Wolf veto

The largest Republican majority in the Pennsylvania state Senate in nearly 70 years is wasting no time in flexing its conservative muscle, advancing bills that ultimately could test whether a veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf can withstand an override vote.

In the Senate's first full week of the new two-year session, a Senate committee advanced legislation that would kill Philadelphia's sick-leave law, and any other municipal law like it, and punish sanctuary cities by withholding state grant dollars.

More committee votes are planned, including on legislation to make it harder for public-sector labor unions to collect member contributions through paycheck deductions.