HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - September 18, 2009 They announced late Friday a nearly $28 billion plan that would
raise business and cigarette taxes and would draw more than $1
billion from the state's rainy day fund and an account that helps
doctors pay malpractice premiums.
The deal would legalize table games at casinos and would extend
the state's sales tax to concert and theater tickets.
The breakthrough follows months of negotiations over whether to
fill a multibillion-dollar budget deficit through cuts, higher
taxes or a combination of the two.
Pennsylvania's been without a completed budget since its fiscal
year began July 1.
The plan still requires legislative approval.
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