State Budget Nearly Complete
According to the Patriot News, the Senate passed the tax-code that balances the budget primarily through borrowing and transfers the House had passed last week.
The only action that remains is for the House to pass a gambling expansion bill that was sent over by the Senate, reports State House Sound Bites.
The gambling bill is a compromise between the House and Senate that legalizes gambling in airports and online, as well as legalizing video gaming terminals in truck stops, and allows for 10 new miniature casinos in the state.
“I’ve traditionally been against expanded gaming, but the reality of the situation is, when you’re looking at billions of dollars of tax increases, or expanding something that’s already going on in Pennsylvania, I think that’s key,” House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) told State House Sound Bites.
Governor Wolf’s spokesman said that the Governor will review the bills in the coming days to decide the actions he will take.