With a little more than a week left to come to an agreement on a state budget, the state Legislature remained in session yesterday. There was no action though on Gov. Corbett’s budget priorities.
The Senate made no progress on a bill that would privatize that state-controlled wine and liquor store system or on privatizing the state’s employee pension system. The House has also not moved on Senate Bill One – the massive $2.5 billion transportation bill that passed the Senate earlier this month.
That bill has come under fire because it raises gas taxes 28.5 cents over a period of several years and greatly increases fees on traffic fines. The Legislature is facing a deadline of June 30th for a budget deal.