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Pennsylvania justices to settle line-item veto power dispute

A case that pits Pennsylvania's governor against the Legislature in a battle over the line-item veto could soon rebalance how power is wielded during the state's annual high-stakes budget negotiations.

The state Supreme Court recently announced it will hold oral arguments early next month in the challenge brought by state senators of both parties against then-Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014, after he blue-lined millions of dollars in spending, including special funds controlled by top legislative leaders.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who inherited the case from his Republican predecessor, won a unanimous decision from Commonwealth Court just over a year ago, a ruling that governors...