House Republicans have begun moving the main spending bill for next year’s state budget, and it seems likely the Senate and governor will support it.
The plan passed the chamber’s appropriations committee with minimal debate Monday, setting the stage for what leaders hope will be a smooth final week of negotiations.
The budget is due before the fiscal year ends July 1.
The $33.99 billion general appropriations bill increases basic K-12 education spending by $160 million. Governor Tom Wolf had initially asked for $200 million.