Category Archives: PA Budget

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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Urge Your State Representative to Support Natural Gas Severance Tax

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Gov. Tom Wolf recently proposed a five percent severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. The proposed tax enjoys the support of a majority of Pennsylvanians and is modeled after taxes levied in other natural gas … Continue reading

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Urge PA Legislators to Support a Budget that Provides Fair Funding for PA Schools

From Faith in PA (http://www.faithinpa.org/): I’ve seen it with my own eyes — my daughter wasn’t being challenged in school because her school district is underfunded, teachers are overwhelmed, and our lawmakers aren’t acting fast enough to change it. It … Continue reading

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Schools Report on How They Would Put Restored Funding to Use

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/may/schools-report-how-they-would-put-restored-funding-use May 29, 2015 04:30 pm | Michael Wood School districts were hit hard by state funding cuts over the past several years. Gov. Wolf’s first state budget proposal would help fix that; not only by restoring $400 … Continue reading

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Support a Tax on Drillers in the Pennsylvania Budget

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): Gov.Tom Wolf recently proposed a five percent severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. The proposed tax enjoys the support of a majority of Pennsylvanians and is modeled after taxes levied in other natural gas producing … Continue reading

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