HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Negotiating teams for the two largest state government unions in Pennsylvania took turns meeting with administration officials Tuesday in a concentrated effort to reach agreements on contracts that expire next week.

No breakthroughs were reported on the second of three days of scheduled talks affecting about 60,000 state employees at a time Gov. Tom Corbett is asking for contract concessions that include pay cuts and rollbacks in health coverage.

The first round of Tuesday's talks at an undisclosed location focused on Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, whose contract covering about 45,000 employees traditionally sets the pattern for contracts covering 16 smaller unions. Talks with the second-largest union, Local 668 of the Service Employees International Union, were in progress in the afternoon.

AFSCME director David Fillman said the two sides had agreed to continue negotiating into Tuesday night, but he said "the heavy stuff" such as wages and benefits had yet to be discussed.

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