Calling for Pennsylvania Senate Republicans to "get real," Democratic Gov. Edward Rendell yesterday said he is looking into short-term actions to keep the state government operating and will announce details of those options tomorrow as lawmakers continue their disagreement over the fiscal 2010 budget.

Meanwhile, state officials are considering issuing $500 million to $1 billion or more of tax anticipation notes in the fall or winter to help with Pennsylvania's cash flow as the state ended fiscal 2009 on June 30 with a more than $3 billion deficit, according to Rick Dreher, director of the bureau of revenue, cash flow and debt in the Budget and Administration Office. The state last sold Tans in 1998, he said.

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