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Gov. Wolf Lights Christmas Tree in Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda

Governor Tom Wolf took a jab at the current budget impasse at the Capitol Christmas tree lighting. Check out this time-lapse video of the decorating of the tree. (Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015)

A 22-foot Douglas fir is decorated for Christmas and fully lit in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg.

Gov. Tom Wolf and first lady Frances Wolf hit the switch during a noontime ceremony on Monday, illuminating the Rotunda tree and others outside at the Capitol's main front entrance and in nearby Soldier's Grove.

The tree is among 28 located around the Capitol Complex, thanks to the state's association of Christmas tree growers. They'll be in place until Jan. 11.

The Rotunda's tree is from a farm in Lehighton, Carbon County.

Pennsylvania has about 1,400 Christmas tree farms, producing some 1 million cut trees per year on 31,000 acres.

The governor says his Christmas wish is for a state budget, a document that's now nearly six months late.

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