Budget 2020

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Lawmakers are on track to give Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf even more money than he asked for to fund voting machine improvements.

However, it will come with conditions.

Many of Pennsylvania's voting machines only record votes electronically. That makes it almost impossible to double-check tallies, and led to the commonwealth settling a lawsuit last year that accused it of being susceptible to election tampering.

There's no evidence tampering happened.

Ed Mahon / PA Post

The state Senate has voted to repeal a small cash assistance program for the poor—but before it happened, the session devolved into a loud, chaotic argument that leaders say derailed negotiations, and which many members called the worst in their memory.