By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are staring at a marathon weekend of activity as they attempt to wrap up work on a state budget and other major issues before their scheduled summer recess on Sunday night.

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Thursday was another day characterized more by what didn’t happen as opposed to what did.

While the state House Transportation Committee did advance a proposal to raise new funding for roads, bridges, and mass transit, a much-anticipated debate on liquor privatization in the Senate did not take place, as the majority Republicans continue struggling to find enough votes for a proposal that will pass the chamber.

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Republican Jake Corman, the Senate Appropriations chairman, says, “Oh, these weeks are all about peaks and valleys. And we’re in a valley right now on that particular issue, but we’ll continue to work at it.”

Corman, meanwhile, acknowledges that efforts to finalize a state budget are being slowed by work on other major issues such as liquor, transportation and Medicaid expansion. Senate leaders continue to work on a Medicaid bill despite opposition signaled by House GOP leaders and Governor Corbett.

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