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Kerry A. Benninghoff

Wolf, GOP lawmakers make plans to resume talks after veto

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to restart budget talks after Wolf vetoed a Republican-crafted spending plan that every Democrat legislator voted against. As the state began the new fiscal year without even a partial budget in place, both sides said discussions would begin Monday in hope of bridging the vast gap between Wolf's plan, which would raise taxes and substantially increase education funding, and the GOP plan that had no new taxes and much more modest school spending. "We have obvious disagreements, but we are going to come up with a budget that moves Pennsylvania forward," Wolf told reporters after the brief closed-door meeting. ...