Category Archives: PA Budget

Social Services Agencies Expect to Make Cuts

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August 18, 2015 By: Robert Swift Published: August 18, 2015 More than a quarter of the social services agencies responding to a survey expect to cut services this month due to the state budget … Continue reading

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Budget Impasse Could Hurt Public Schools—Urge PA Lawmakers to Ensure All Have Access to Quality Public Education

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): When the state fails to meet its obligation to invest in schools, taxpayers – and students – ultimately pay the price. The budget impasse may mean that the state will miss its … Continue reading

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Speak Up on Behalf of Funding for Kids in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Pennsylvania has now been without a state budget for five weeks, after Gov. Wolf vetoed a spending plan sent to him by lawmakers in late June. As the sides continue to work toward a … Continue reading

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Call PA Legislators and the Governor in Support of Pre-K Programs

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Your letters to the editor are popping up across the state and now it is more important than ever that Harrisburg hears from you. A Harrisburg Patriot News article on Thursday warned as the budget … Continue reading

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‘These Kids Are Just Pawns’: The Rising Toll of Inequitable School Funding

NEA Today “Reading, Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s poorest cities … Tour Reading’s 19 schools and you’ll see mostly aging buildings with broken floor tiles, leaky ceilings sprouting patches of mold, students crammed into too-small classrooms, and feral cats … Continue reading

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Help End the Budget Impasse in Harrisburg with 2 Calls

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): The state budget isn’t done, so neither are we. Take just 5-8 minutes today and make a couple of calls to your legislators urging them to support a budget that is good for schools. … Continue reading

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PA Budget & Policy Center Finds HB 504 & Wolf Property Tax Relief Plans Ripe for Budget Compromise Between Legislature & Governor

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Many School Districts Would Get Similar Relief Under Both Plans; Wolf Plan Would Give More Relief to Moderate- and Low-Income Homeowners, Including in Rural Areas (HARRISBURG, Pa.) — July 28, 2015 – … Continue reading

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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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