Pennsylvania budget-related bills remain in limbo

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Two budget-related bills are in limbo two days into Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year.

Senators will return to Harrisburg on Wednesday to consider both. The bills passed the House two days ago, with changes that are at odds with Senate leaders.

In one bill that guides human services programs, the House removed a provision that would have required Gov. Tom Corbett to seek federal approval for an expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the 2010 health care law.

In another bill that guides how money is to be spent, the House inserted a provision that suggests House and Senate Republican leaders intend to pass legislation to legalize high-interest "payday" loans in Pennsylvania.

Many consumer groups oppose payday lending and a Senate Republican spokesman said they didn't agree to it.

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