Nearly a week after a partial veto extended the state's budget impasse into its seventh month, neither Gov. Wolf nor the Republican-led legislature seemed in a rush to strike a deal Monday.
Touring a Chester County factory, the governor said he had not talked to lawmakers since the veto, and urged them to return to the Capitol.
"The House and Senate both need to get back to work," Wolf said, repeating a message he first issued last week.
Republicans said the governor had taken no steps toward a resolution.
"He has a telephone," said Jenn Kocher, spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R., Centre).
House and Senate leaders from both parties are set to meet Tuesday, Kocher said. What happens after that is unclear.
Wolf's selective veto last week meant the approval of about $23 billion in state funding, far less than the $30-billion-plus GOP lawmakers proposed but enough to keep cash-starved school districts, nonprofits, and counties afloat. The Treasury Department said it expected that about $3.3 billion would be available starting Tuesday.
The aid should buy the districts and providers another month or so, until the financial pressure begins again. But it also means no clear end to the longest budget stalemate in modern state history.
Wolf had backed a $30.8 billion proposal that included $350 million in new money for schools. The GOP-passed plan fell far short of that. It also didn't address changes to the state pension and liquor system that Republicans have sought.
After he lashed out against them last week, GOP lawmakers did not want to contact Wolf, said Steve Miskin, spokesman for House Republicans.
"His comments have been full of partisan vitriol," Miskin said. "It doesn't send a warm and fuzzy message to members, like, 'Hey, this is a guy I want to help out.' "
Wolf wasn't offering any olive branches Monday during his visit to the Universal Pasteurization Co. in Malvern, part of his ongoing statewide tour of growing businesses.
Pressed by reporters about the gridlock, the governor said he was angry at lawmakers and, as he did last week, hammered their budget plan, saying it was not balanced and did not invest adequately in key areas, including education and infrastructure.
"We're all going to get blamed," he said. "We just are not doing our job."
He did not offer a timeline for enacting a full-year budget, saying he was limited in his power to compel the legislature back into session.
Neither the House nor Senate has convened for a voting session yet. Discussions between caucus leaders are continuing, Miskin said.
As to when the bodies might gather for votes, "we're still working on that," he said.