Breaking news this morning as the true cause of the stalemate over the Pennsylvania state budget has been discovered; unpaid fantasy football dues. An email, uncovered by our reporters, states that the league commissioner, who is a member of the House, is still waiting on dues by several members of the Senate. “How can we in good faith send a draft of a budget, relying on fiscal responsibility, to a group who cannot pay 100 dollars on time,” the email queries. “We (the House) will not finalize a draft of the budget until these dues are resolved in full.” While it may seem petty to hold up an entire State’s budget over fantasy football, the response is equally as petty. A portion of it reads, “We know you changed the draft order so House members picked first. We will not pay the dues until you agree to re-draft the league or privatize liquor stores. Whichever comes first.” No members of the legislature could be reached for comment. The standoff has already threatened to close several school districts across the state, while lawmakers continue to collect salaries. This is not the first time a game has held up the legislature. A disagreement over a game of Monopoly shut down the government for five months in 1962.