- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t saying yet how he’ll handle legislation heading to his desk that Republican lawmakers say is designed to solve issues left over from a protracted budget fight.

The Republican-penned bill passed both the House and Senate on Wednesday. It would adopt a formula to distribute $200 million in additional public school aid and authorize up to $2.5 billion in borrowing for the state share of school construction projects.

The borrowing is projected to result in finance costs of approximately $1.5 billion over 20 years.

Wolf and Republican lawmakers have clashed over whether he has the authority to distribute new school aid and how to distribute it among school districts.


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