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Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol for fall session

Updated: Monday, September 23 2013, 02:03 PM EDT

By: The Associated Press



Pennsylvania state lawmakers are back in Harrisburg for their fall session after Gov. Tom Corbett  failed to win passage of three major priorities before the Republican-controlled Legislature wrapped up for the summer.


No major action was expected in Monday's session. To greet lawmakers, groups of advocates will press their cases, including a rally in the Capitol Rotunda by public school advocates.


In the fall, Corbett, a Republican, plans to focus his efforts on trying to improve Pennsylvania's business environment.


Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether lawmakers will try again to revive Corbett's spring agenda, which involved increasing gas taxes to improve transportation systems, privatizing the sale of wine and spirits and changing the state's major public employee pension systems.


Each chamber has 20 scheduled voting session days through mid-December.


Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol for fall session

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