Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dramatic Vote In House Reverts To Agreed-To Budget, Final Vote Expected Wednesday

In a dramatic 100 to 99 vote, the full House Tuesday voted to revert to the Senate’s “agreed-to” $30.8 billion General Fund budget bill-- Senate Bill 1073 (Browne-R-Lehigh)-- and then voted 100 to 97 to move the bill up for a final vote Wednesday.  
If the House passes the bill tomorrow, it could be on the Governor’s desk for his action immediately.
The initial motion to revert to the “agreed-to” Senate budget survived a further reconsideration vote 101 to 98 before being put in position for a final vote.
A $30.8 billion budget will still require the House and Senate to act on whatever combination of tax increases they and Gov. Wolf can agree to before the full amount could be spent.
The House also referred the Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 1327 (Peifer-R-Pike)-- back to the House Rules Committee for possible amendments.
Stay tuned for more action Wednesday.

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