Budget Deal Getting Closer In PA

06.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has begun debate on a $29.1 billion Republican-penned budget plan that calls for increases for public schools, human services and public pensions. The bill is likely to pass the House, but faces certain changes in the Senate. The state senate-- meanwhile-- discussing a mix of taxes to close the budget gap-- everything from taxes on natural as, cigarettes, and businesses. They say the house plan is being held together by tape and rubberbands.