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Pennsylvania lawmakers lack answers, money for spending bill

Tuesday will be crucial to determining whether Pennsylvania state lawmakers can pass a tax increase to fully fund a $31 billion election-year spending bill, and put a quick end to legal questions over how the state can operate on an unbalanced budget, lawmakers said.

Lawmakers said they would work through Monday night to try to seal an agreement, but gave little detail about their private discussions or their meeting with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf at his official residence in Harrisburg.

Fueling their urgency was Wolf's Sunday night pronouncement that he would not stop the budget bill from becoming law at midnight Monday, despite tax collections that are projected to fall...

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