House Passes Revenue Package

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) News Wednesday night out of Harrisburg.

The State House passed a revenue package that would fill Pennsylvania's two billion dollar budget gap.

The measure received no votes from democrats. It calls for selling a portion of the Commonwealth's tobacco settlement to generate about a billion dollars.

The rest of the money is being shuffled from other surplus funds.

The plan now goes to the senate.

Eyewitness News spoke with Democratic Senator John Yudichak . The Senator says this vote does not end the budget battle. " We still have a long way to go. and the Commonwealth is looking at defaulting on payments and payrolls" .

If a plan is not in place by Friday the state treasurer says Pennsylvania will be broke. Senator Yudichak was in town tonight speaking to a South Wilkes-Barre group.


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