HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's Republican lawmakers continue to try to iron out differences over fellow Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's three major legislative priorities as the days tick down until their summer break.

There was no sign Tuesday morning that House and Senate leaders had secured agreements on bills to boost transportation funding and allow private retailers to sell wine and alcohol. House and Senate bills to overhaul the state's big public pension plans were similar in detail.

Meanwhile, teachers' unions were organizing a rally to press state lawmakers for more aid to distressed school districts. Corbett and top Republican lawmakers are saying little about what kind of help they'll offer as they consider cutting business taxes by an estimated $360 million next year.

The new fiscal year begins Monday.



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