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Turzai: Senate and House Republicans have a budget deal

According to House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), House and Senate Republicans have agreed to a budget and other component pieces that will begin moving within the next several days to meet the June 30 budget deadline.

“There will be a [budget] bill moving on Saturday with the concurrence on Monday,” he said. “We’re ready to go.”

At this point, he said he does not see agreement with the governor likely based upon the governor’s insistence on tax increases.

“The governor has not moved away from a single tax,” he said. “He has asked for a tax increase in the first year of $5 billion in taxes and then it increases to $8 billion in the second year. He hasn’t moved away from a single tax.”

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