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Budget would leave billions unspent, increase education funding | app

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House, nearly a week into the state’s new fiscal year, began passing budget legislation on Thursday to add billions to surplus accounts, dramatically increase education spending and fund new environmental programs.

The House passed the main budget bill with little debate on a 180-20 votes hours after representatives were briefed on the details. All the no’s were Republicans.

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