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Joseph B. Scarnati

Wolf, lawmakers resume talks with GOP offer on school aid

Top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they will meet a key demand of Gov. Tom Wolf's to boost public school aid, even if it requires a tax increase, but they continued insisting on an end to the traditional benefit in Pennsylvania's two big public employee pension systems. Leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature's Republican majorities made the offer during a brief meeting with the Democratic governor in the Capitol. It came amid a 7-week-old budget stalemate that has started to shut down crucial safety-net services around Pennsylvania as Wolf and Republicans trade barbs in public. The move by Republicans meant they were summarily rejecting Wolf's week-old...

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