Rendell Promises To Veto Budget Resolution

09.14.09 | FL News Team

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Ed Rendell has promised to veto the legislature's latest budget.  The announcement came Friday after the legislature announced an almost 28-million-dollar spending plan without tax increases. Rendell says the compromised budget makes too many cuts in education and healthcare.  The governor also says the budget doesn't produce enough recurring revenue to balance both this and next year's budget.

Meanwhile, Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate say they're hopeful of getting the governor on board with the tentative $28 billion state budget deal.  Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said after a two-hour meeting with Rendell Sunday night that lawmakers are going to see if there's a way to accomodate the Democratic governor's concerns. House Republicans say the Governor's proposal has too high of a spending, and they're opposed to the proposal's higher taxes.