HARRISBURG, Pa. - In 149- 52 vote, pension reform failed to pass the House on Saturday. The budget impasse moved into day 174.
"I`m not surprised because we wanted to make some changes in that bill that I think would make it better and would make it better for retirement security for state workers and teachers," said Frank Dermody, Democratic Leader of the PA House.
"I think that everybody is just going to reassess where things are and what we think we can do and get done," said Steve Miskin, Spokesman for House Republican Caucus.
They plan to be back in session on Monday. Governor Wolf said there is still a budget plan and encouraged everyone to get back to work. They are still optimistic a budget could be passed by Christmas.