From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):
Next week, the Pennsylvania House will consider the Senate’s budget proposal (SB 1466; http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=1466), which includes some important restorations to early childhood and basic education funding.
At the same time, the Senate budget cuts crucial funding for early learning (Keystone STARS) and lets cuts the Governor recommended for child care subsidy and basic education (the Accountability Block Grant) stand.
Fortunately our allies in the House have proposed amendments that would build on the Senate budget by restoring funds for Keystone STARS and the Accountability Block Grant.
We need to help them get a majority of votes in favor of restoring funds for Keystone STARS and the Accountability Block Grant.
Now is not the time to rest – legislators are looking to finish the budget by June 13th! We have to restore funds for these research-based programs that prepare our kids for the future.
Go to http://www.capwiz.com/pccy/issues/alert/?alertid=61404026&type=ST to tell your state House member to fully support early learning and basic education programs in 2012-13.
We need to make sure our voices are heard now, so the House votes in favor of these amendments.
Thank you for your efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania’s children.