By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf today vetoed legislation that would have dismantled the state’s liquor store system and would have privatized liquor sales throughout the commonwealth.

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The Democratic governor, after vetoing the entire state budget Tuesday night that had been passed by the GOP-controlled legislature, pulled out his veto pen again to nix the liquor bill.

Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?

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“[We’re] not necessarily going to be happy,” said Steve Miskin, a spokesman for the House majority leader, “but we’re obviously still going to move forward and talk.  We want to get a budget signed.”

Miskin says, however, that liquor privatization will still be an issue at budget talks, which are expected to resume this coming Monday.

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Still on the governor’s desk is another bill he dislikes, a measure that would put future state and school employees in a 401K-style retirement plan rather than in the state pension plan.