This story originally appeared on WITF.
In a sometimes chaotic and acrimonious late-night session Wednesday, the state House passed several pieces of legislation — known as code bills — to move the delayed state budget closer to the finish line.
The deadline for Pennsylvania to pass a budget was June 30, more than three months ago.
The Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate passed the main budget bill in July. But they haven’t come together since then on a series of bills needed to authorize spending.
Tempers flared in the House session, which was filled with debate about the constitutionality of the bills. Ultimately, the Democratic majority had its legislation passed.