Pennsylvania Budget Deal Appears Dead

The news service Capitolwire (subscribers only) is reporting that PA House Democrat leaders are admitting they don’t have enough votes to pass the state budget deal, give all of the tax increases

Some members, like Rep. Josh Shapiro, have stated they won’t vote for the sales tax on admission to concerts, play, museums, and the like.  Others oppose leasing more state lands for natural gas drilling.

Senate GOP leaders Dom Pileggi says that this would put the Pennsylvania budget “back to square one.”