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Commonwealth Foundation's Take on Budget Talks

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Republican leaders hold a press conference following their engineered passage of the budget, liquor privatization, and pension bills, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

The pace of budget negotiations between Governor Wolf and leaders in the GOP dominated legislature seems to be picking up. The two sides have been at odds over their respective versions of the state budget which is now six weeks overdue. Matt Brouillette, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, a conservative think tank, joins us to talk about what conservatives want in the state budget.  

Also in the program, insight on Attorney General Kathleen Kane's press conference from Philadelphia Daily News Political Columnist John Baer and travel contributor Elaine Labalme gives us some "carpe diem" roadtrip ideas.

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