It would seem that the reported Pennsylvania state budget ‘deal’ is in jeopardy:
- GrassrootsPA reports at least 5 Senate Republicans will vote no on the budget.
- A few Senate Democrats joined in to protest the sales tax on admission to concerts, museums, and performing arts.
- A number of House Democrats in Western PA oppose the tax on “small games of chance” which will affect fire halls, the American Legion, and the like.
- House Republicans seem almost unanimous in their opposition to the deal.
Of course, the ‘deal’ was not quite the “three-caucus agreement” as often reported, but really something only nine men have signed off on behind closed doors, and are sharing very little information about their agreement.