House wraps up state budget votes; Wolf plans bill signings
FILE: Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, left, delivers his budget address for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg Tuesday. House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, is at the center, and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is at the right. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(Harrisburg) — Legislation that makes up a $34 billion compromise state budget package is on its way to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf after the Pennsylvania House wrapped up work with a flurry of votes.
The Republican-controlled chamber voted early Friday to approve a critical education bill that had stalled the night before.
Wolf’s office says he’ll be signing bills later Friday, although it’s unclear whether he plans to veto anything.
House business had ground to a halt late Thursday.
Some Republicans were against a provision to lower children’s mandatory start of school from age 8 to 6. That measure is in the bill that was sent to Wolf.
Democrats wanted legislation designed to foster career and technical education. Those provisions were amended into legislation the House sent to the Senate.