PA House Puts Off Vote On $28.3 Billion Budget Plan

Associated Press

A vote on whether to approve a $28.3 billion state budget plan by the House will have to wait for another day.

Representatives were to vote today to send the GOP-crafted bill to the Senate, but the House adjourned without taking it up.

House GOP spokesman Steve Miskin says leaders decided to postpone the vote until tomorrow so lawmakers can get “a fresh start” on the expected debate.

The proposal closely tracks what GOP Governor Tom Corbett proposed in February, but adds $10 million to give public schools an increase of $100 million in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

It includes a business tax break worth more than $300 million, and smaller spending increases for other programs.

Democrats want a larger boost in education funding and a freeze on the business tax break.