Pennsylvania Sen. Jake Corman, R-District 34, Wednesday said the Senate would not act on a fiscal 2011 budget bill until mid-May, but warned of another budget stalemate if Democratic leaders propose tax hikes to help balance next year’s spending plan.

While the House on March 23 passed Gov. Edward Rendell’s $29 billion fiscal 2011 budget proposal — which does not raise or create any new taxes — Corman said the Senate would oppose any potential tax-increase initiatives in light of underperforming revenues in the current fiscal year. The governor and the House have not proposed any such plan to raise additional revenue in fiscal 2011.

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