Harrisburg, PA – The collapse of state budget negotiations is leaving state aid to five Pennsylvania universities in limbo.

The Pennsylvania Capitol will be empty today, and the House has no plans to return before Oct. 16.

House Republican Leader Dave Reed says the state needs the money to pay for the aid before the chamber sends the legislation to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

However, the House is thus far unwilling to deliver a tax package that Wolf deems large enough to deal with Pennsylvania’s deficit.

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