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Short-term budget passes legislature, expected to be signed by Gov. Wolf


Harrisburg, PA (AP) — A no-new-taxes $25.8 billion budget is before Gov. Tom Wolf after winning speedy approval in the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature.

Also sent to the Democratic governor Thursday was legislation to distribute about $2.6 billion in federal coronavirus aid.

Wolf is expected to sign both.

The budget bill carries full-year money for public schools and state-supported universities.

It funds much of the rest of the state’s operating budget lines only through Nov. 30.

About half of the $2.6 billion in federal emergency aid will go to counties, nursing homes and other programs for older adults.