By Alex Rose
Delaware County Daily Times
Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal of his term Tuesday set the stage for familiar battles with the Republican-controlled Legislature over imposing an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas and increasing the minimum wage.
But state Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165 of Springfield, said there also weren’t any far-reaching objectives outlined in Wolf’s address to the General Assembly that might derail negotiations.
“Certainly nobody’s looking for a protracted argument over this that’s going to go beyond a due date for a budget,” he said. “Nobody wants the bed press that comes with a drawn-out budget debate that sees service providers not receiving their funding, that sees schools on the leash for not knowing when they’ll get their state support.”