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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Republicans' budget

HARRISBURG — Wasting little time Tuesday night, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the entire budget the Republican-controlled Legislature sent him earlier in the evening, saying it was unworkable and leaving the state without a spending plan as the new fiscal year begins Wednesday. Wolf's ax fell after lawmakers passed a trio of major bills that would spend $30.1 billion on programs and services without raising taxes and make the state's Prohibition-era liquor laws and public pension systems relics of the past. Republican leaders of the House and Senate stood shoulder to shoulder in support of the legislation they advanced to Wolf, who had been threatening vetoes. ...