(Sep 10) Hanger: Wolf offering ‘major concessions’ in PA budget talks

by James McGinnis
Bucks County Courier Times

Seventy days into the state budget stalemate, Gov. Tom Wolf is offering major concessions to Republicans in Harrisburg, including a 401(k)-style pension plan for new state workers, John Hanger, secretary of planning and policy, said Wednesday.

“We’re doing everything we can to compromise, but we will not collapse,” Hanger told a meeting of the Bucks County Courier Times editorial board. “I’m hopeful that we will soon have a budget. I cannot guarantee it.” The Bucks County Courier Times is the sister newspaper to The Intelligencer.

Two years ago, Wolf launched a campaign for governor, promising $1 billion more for public schools. Yet his education budget remains a sticking point in closed-door talks with Republicans in the Legislature.

Full story: Hanger: Wolf offering ‘major concessions’ in PA budget talks, by James McGinnis, Bucks County Courier Times, 09/10/15

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