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WATCH LIVE: Schools, voting machines in Wolf’s budget address

Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy
Associated Press
Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania speaks at a news conference with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in his Capitol reception room, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. The men announced that Fetterman will open a "conversation" about legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania by scheduling a series of town hall-style sessions on it. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is hours away from delivering his first second-term budget proposal to a joint session of the Legislature, with the Democrat promising a strong commitment to education.

Wolf’s budget address is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The spending plan is expected to approach $34 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Watch the address live here.

He secured $1 billion in new first-term education funding, about half of his goal, and he’s hinted that he’ll seek more from the Republican-controlled Legislature. He’s also said he’ll request money to help counties buy new voting machines ahead of 2020’s presidential election.

Pennsylvania’s finances are perhaps in their best shape since the recession a decade ago, but the state’s facing challenges, including rising borrowing costs, a ballooning retirement-age population and a static working-age population.