HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania state lawmakers are back in Harrisburg for several more weeks of work to wrap up a new state budget and perhaps other things being sought by Gov. Tom Corbett.
Republican majority leaders were saying little Monday about the details of a $27 billion-plus budget they assembled behind closed doors without Democrats. They plan to bring the proposal to the governor in a Tuesday night meeting.
A major focus of lawmakers is seeing how much of Corbett's proposed cuts to education and social services they can wipe out.
Corbett also wants changes made to criminal sentencing practices and he wants to see his former chief of staff, Bill Ward, confirmed to a judgeship. He's also seeking tax breaks for a multibillion-dollar petrochemical refinery planned in western Pennsylvania.