Priorities for Pa. lawmakers?
What should be the top priorities for Pa. lawmakers when they return in January?
|End stalemate over raising billions needed for road, bridge and transit repairs|
|Reform state pension system that threatens to bankrupt Pa.|
|Cut taxes, reduce spending further in the next state budget|
|Ignore Gov. Corbett's no-new-taxes pledge, and then restore safety-net programs he cut|
|Total votes = 712|
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