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Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work on budget

Budget deadline looms

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania state lawmakers are scrambling to beat the clock and pass a budget on time.

A new budget needs to be passed by Tuesday.

Lawmakers returned to work Sunday afternoon for a special session.

Republicans are vowing not to raise taxes as they try to fill a $1.7 billion gap in Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal.

But Democrats say that'll require more than $2 billion in one-time items, including postponing bills and draining reserves.


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