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Wolf: Budget framework in ‘deep peril’

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

A tentative outline for a Pennsylvania budget looks like it could crumble this week, dealing a bitter reality check to Gov. Wolf and the top lawmakers who said they could deliver a spending plan by Thanksgiving.

"Unfortunately, that work looks like it’s in peril, deep peril," said Wolf on Monday. He made his remarks at the Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon, a monthly event attended by reporters, lobbyists, and other Capitol observers.

Two weeks ago, Wolf stood beside top Republican and Democratic lawmakers to announce the outline of a budget deal – something to end the standstill that has cut off state funding for schools and many social services since July.

Both sides tell different stories about why the framework is faltering.

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