By Tony Romeo
Harrisburg, Pa. (CBS) — On the day before a new budget is due, the only question now seems to be whether Governor Wolf will veto the entire spending plan, or just part of it.
The GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.
Tensions are running high in the capitol. Sunday night, House Democrats refused to provide votes to approve state funds for Temple, Penn State, Pitt, and Lincoln Universities.
Those bills require a two-thirds vote.
At one point, House Majority Leader Dave Reed interrupted a Democratic member who was complaining that the bills don’t provide enough funding.
Reed threatened to call up Governor Wolf’s tax proposal, which was already voted down once in the House.
“If the gentleman would like us to bring that up again, we will do so!” said Reed. “We will go over this bill, and we will bring it up again, and see if the gentleman has the guts to vote for it today!”
In the Senate, a committee Sunday night advanced a liquor privatization bill. Governor Wolf opposes privatization.