- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he doesn’t expect a state budget to be finished by the start of the upcoming fiscal year.

Wolf told The Philadelphia Inquirer in a Tuesday interview (http://bit.ly/1CnWlvG ) that he would like for it to be finished before the July 1 start of the 2015-16 fiscal year, but that history tells him it won’t.

The Democratic governor’s $29.9 billion budget plan comes along with a package of tax increases to pump up education funding and fill a massive structural deficit that leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature don’t support. Wolf also wants to cut corporate taxes and school property taxes.

State law doesn’t set a deadline for a budget to be signed, and Wolf’s Republican predecessor, Tom Corbett, signed the current fiscal year’s budget into law July 10.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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