Category Archives: PA Budget

Budget Impasse Pits Little Kids Against Big Natural Gas—Urge PA Legislators to Fix It

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): What’s more important: restoring cuts to schools or protecting the natural gas industry?  That’s the big debate in Harrisburg as the Governor and legislative leaders work to reach an agreement on a … Continue reading

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The Economic Impact of Achievement Gaps in Pennsylvania’s Public Schools

This ground breaking RAND Corporation study projects that Pennsylvania could realize tens of billions of dollars in additional economic growth and move its students to the top of world and U.S. rankings by closing test score gaps based on race and … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator and Rep to Support Adequate Funding for PA Education

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): School boards across the state adopted budgets this year, many of which assumed no additional revenues from the state.  As a result, 41% of school districts plan to reduce staff in fiscal … Continue reading

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Urge the Governor and General Assembly to Fix PA’s Flawed Education Funding System

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): In response to Governor Wolf’s veto of the FY2015-16 budget bill passed by the legislature, the Campaign for Fair Education Funding has called on the governor and the General Assembly to come … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s General Assembly to Fix Our Broken Education System

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Please send a message to your PA representative and senator now at http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51238/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15333 –urging them to support fair and adequate funding for our kids by supporting the proposed funding formula and increased … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Support PA’s Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): We’re in the home stretch. Now is the time when leadership in the General Assembly decides which bills move to the Governor’s desk and which stay behind. Your voice can help ensure that the … Continue reading

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WHYY Analysis: Proposed School Funding Formula Poses Two Big Questions

The Basic Education Funding Commission released a proposed school funding formula that strongly aligns with research that finds that educating low-income children and those who don’t speak English requires additional investment. Now the legislature must make two big decisions that … Continue reading

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Support Bipartisan Recommendations for PA Basic Education Funding Formula and Additional Funding

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): The Basic Education Funding Commission released a report (http://basiceducationfundingcommission.pasenategop.com/files/2014/08/final-report-061915-.pdf) making recommendations about how to drive out new state funding for public education. The recommendations were good (read Education Voters PA statement at http://www.educationvoterspa.org/index.php/site/news/basic-education-funding-commission-releases-report/) and … Continue reading

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Support Investments in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): School might be out, but budget season is in full swing at the state Capitol, and we need you to help us send a strong message to state lawmakers as they hash out a new … Continue reading

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Budget Fact Sheets—Call Your PA Legislators to Urge Them to Support the Governor’s Budget

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Posted by Mark Price on June 1, 2015 After four years of austerity budgets that made deep cuts to public services, public schools are struggling, property taxes are rising, and Pennsylvania remains … Continue reading

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