Today, the the Pennsylvania Senate passed the state budget by a vote of 37-13. The no votes were: Alloway, Argall, Earll, Eichelberger, Ferlo, Folmer, Leach, Mensch, Orie, Piccola, Vogel, Ward, and Washington.
The legislation will now go to the state House. The rules require a 24-hour waiting period before voting on legislation, but there will be a move to suspend the rules in order to vote today, which requires 2/3 of members to vote for suspension
CF hosted a live chat earlier today, answering readers questions and taking comments. State Rep. Sam Rohrer joined the chat to offer some behind-the-scenes information. Click here for the chat archive.
UPDATE: The House voted for the budget this afternoon (after voting to suppend the rules), 117-84. The roll call vote is here.