HARRISBURG - Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold. And a $45 million piece of the financial rescue plan for Philadelphia schools is in limbo.
Those were the results of votes Wednesday by a key state Senate committee on the so-called code bills that accompany the annual budget.
At issue were two controversial revisions the state House had made in those bills before adjourning Monday night for the summer. Those changes removed Medicaid expansion and added new wording that would legalize so-called payday lending in the state.