House, Senate move closer on state budget

“I think we’re within shouting distance of each other,” said the state representative from the 151st District of Montgomery County.

“I think it’s going to move relatively quickly now. Of course, I could be wrong.”

So goes budget predictions in Harrisburg, where today marks day 99 without one.

Lawmakers kept up a frenzied pace Tuesday, as leadership met with Gov. Ed Rendell early, and then the Senate passed tax and spending bills before noon in a bid to end Pennsylvania’s 3-month-old budget stalemate.

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