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Well, the earth hasn't moved after two short days of conference committee work in Harrisburg.

It hasn't even budged.

Watching the state budget talks on PCN makes it come home, how partisan and divided state government is, with leaders unable to compromise.

State workers can hope for a stopgap budget, as promised by Gov. Ed Rendell for next week, but that won't help the rest of Pennsylvania.

Hard decisions will be put off for weeks and months. And that would be ashame.

Stay tuned, and tune in. At least you can watch it now.