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Trib Thursday wrap: No budget, no pay

Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:00 p.m
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Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

Oftentimes an election year for state government in Pennsylvania is distinguished by grand proclamations from incumbents seeking to curry public favor. Sometimes these statements don’t go beyond the campaign stump; sometimes they’re realized in one form or another. The suggestion from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, seeking his second term, to suspend pay for himself and lawmakers when they fail to fully enact a state budget by the June 30 deadline would likely draw cheers across the commonwealth. State residents are fed up with budget gimmicks and dubious deals that get hashed out months late. Mr. Wolf’s suggestion deserves traction — if it can get any.

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