HARRISBURG - Within hours of returning to the Capitol after a two-week break, the Republican-controlled legislature and Gov. Wolf found themselves Monday in a near-showdown over his proposed $30 billion budget. By day's end, Wolf was standing before reporters to call on the House of Representatives to get serious about negotiating a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. "Let me just be clear: What the Republicans did was a stunt," Wolf said in an unscheduled late-afternoon news conference. "This is the kind of gamesmanship we were not sent here to play." Republicans countered that Wolf was the one attempting to toy with the legislative process - and that they are committed to passing an on-time budget.
June 8, 2015, 12:00 — 2:00 P.M.