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State Legislators Continue To Work Out Budget

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) - Gov. Tom Corbett has laid out his proposed budget, but state Sen. Elder Vogel says it's far from finished.

"The governor's budget is proposed right now -- and how it will work out, I don't know for sure," Vogel said.

March and April are the biggest revenue months for the state and will help officials pin down the numbers for the next year.

"With the numbers that he (the governor) is projecting ... we'll be able to get it done and at the end of the day. I think it's a good thing," Vogel said.

In an effort to avoid tax hikes, the governor made many cuts to the budget -- to the surprise of some. Vogel also said that some of the people opposed to the proposed budget may have thought the cuts it suggested were just empty promises.

"The biggest problem is that people didn't believe he was going to do what he said he was going to do," he said.

State legislators are also expected to vote on the bill to privatize state liquor stores in the coming week. Vogel says even if the bill passes in the House of Representatives, it might not pass the Senate vote and still likely has a long way to go.

  • Listen to Rob Pratte's full interview with Vogel on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA:

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