Category Archives: PA Budget

2015-16 State Budget Talking Points—Need for Fair Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Looking to engage family, friends, colleagues and stakeholders about the need for fair funding for Pennsylvania’s public school students? Here are talking points to help start the conversation:  — Pennsylvania is a … Continue reading

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An Explanation of Our Infographic, “Especially for Poor Districts, Drastic Corbett Education Cuts Remain”

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2016/march/explanation-our-infographic-%E2%80%9Cespecially-poor-districts-drastic-corbett-education-cuts-rem Mar 31, 2016 09:10 am | Marc Stier So what difference does a budget actually make? Why should we care that we wound up with the Republican budget for this year (HB 1801), rather than the bi-partisan … Continue reading

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The 2015-16 Pennsylvania Budget is Not One to Celebrate–Tell Your Legislators How You Feel

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Governor Wolf announced that he will allow HB 1801, the most recent budget passed by the legislature, to become law without his signature. The math does not add up in the budget; it is … Continue reading

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Wolf to Allow Republican Budget to Become Law, Warns of Looming Crisis

Posted at https://www.governor.pa.gov/wolf-to-allow-republican-budget-to-become-law-warns-of-looming-crisis/ March 23, 2016 Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that he would let the Republican 2015-2016 budget become law. Although the budget cuts expenditures by another $238 million, and remains $290 million out of balance, in … Continue reading

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Education Advocates: PA Budget Bill Falls Short

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-18/education/education-advocates-pa-budget-bill-falls-short/a50922-1 March 18, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The budget passed by the General Assembly on Wednesday falls far short of providing what Pennsylvania schools need, according … Continue reading

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The Rising Fiscal Cost of the Budget Impasse

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2016/march/rising-fiscal-cost-budget-impasse Mar 09, 2016 12:50 pm | Mark Price The Inquirer’s Joseph DiStefano reported last week that Standard and Poor’s is threatening to cut Pennsylvania’s credit rating due to the states failure to address the structural budget deficit. … Continue reading

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2016 Budget Summit Resources

Posted at http://pennbpc.org/2016budgetsummit March 3, 2016 – 9:00am The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center held its annual Budget Summit on Thursday, March 3rd, at the Hilton Harrisburg. The event provided an in-depth look at the Governor’s 2016-17 budget proposal, including … Continue reading

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PBPC Releases Full Analysis of Governor Wolf’s Proposed 2016-17 Budget

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): New revenue required to avoid $1 billion cuts to education and human services HARRISBURG (February 18, 2016) The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) today released its full analysis of Governor Wolf’s … Continue reading

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The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 on the State Budget

By Mark Price &  Stephen Herzenberg February 8, 2016 Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/), a statewide coalition of community, labor, faith-based, and other organizations is urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to raise the state’s minimum hourly wage above the federal level … Continue reading

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Read PBPC Analysis of Competing PA Budget Proposals

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): New analysis compares original Wolf proposal, compromise budget and House Republican budget – finds new revenue needed for all budget proposals Harrisburg, PA (February 1, 2016) – In the context of Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

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