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WITF Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Jun 22, 2017 5:15 AM
(Harrisburg) -- House and Senate leaders are preparing to work through the weekend as they try to finish budget negotiations before their June 30th deadline. However, they still have little to say about their negotiations. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said the House, Senate, and Governor are close to being on the same page on a relatively austere, $31.8 billion spending plan. But that's the easy part--they still have to figure out a way to pay off this year's $1.5 billion revenue shortfall, plus raise an additional $700 million to actually bring the new budget into balance. The House has proposed a sweeping gaming expansion to close the gap somewhat, as well as privatization of the liquor industry. The Senate favors its own, more modest gaming bill, and has been skeptical of the liquor measure. "I was more optimistic two weeks ago," Corman said when asked about the gaming negotiations. "As I always tell people, nothing's ever dead around here."
Running west through the Philadelphia suburbs, it takes in in a giant chunk of Delaware County, even as it stretches over its shoulder north and east to Montgomery County, before leaning to its south to hug the Delaware state line. This Rorschach blot of a district is so tortured and arthritic that it even has a nickname, "Goofy Kicking Donald" for its resemblance to the profiles of the beloved Disney characters. The district was drawn that way in 2010 to ensure that Republicans took back the seat formerly held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak. The gambit worked. A former United States Attorney named Pat Meehan has held the seat ever since. So veteran observers' ears here perked up this week at the news that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a potentially precedent-setting case out of Wisconsin challenging partisan gerrymandering.
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