Tag Archives: PA Budget

Increased Spending in the Classroom Can Boost Student Outcomes–Act for PA Education Funding

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Pennsylvania’s broken school funding system is failing students: It does not provide enough resources to educate all students to academic standards It contributes to deficiencies in equal opportunity based on factors like … Continue reading

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Support a Basic Education Funding Formula and a Real Budget

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): Why do we need the BEFC funding formula?  Pennsylvania has no formula for how to fairly distribute dollars to public schools across the state. The BEFC – after months of hearings, analysis, … Continue reading

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2016 Budget Summit—March 3, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): The 2015-2016 budget remains in a state of limbo. But it’s time to start thinking about the 2016-17 budget. The Governor will propose his budget for next year in early February. The … Continue reading

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Support Increasing the Minimum Wage to $10.10 or Higher

From Raise the Wage PA (http://raisethewagepa.org/): A minimum wage increase will generate over $30 million for the current budget year and $300 million for a full budget year. It’s a win-win situation for the state and low wage workers. Rather than … Continue reading

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Tell Pennsylvania’s Elected Officials that We Need a Budget NOW

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Pennsylvania has been operating for more than five months without a budget. We need a budget passed NOW that FULLY funds essential services and provides for basic human needs. Please join us in creating a … Continue reading

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Support Pre-K for PA

Scroll down for action. This week, the media reported of a bi-partisan agreement to invest $350 million in Pennsylvania education funding, with $50 million going to special education funding.  It was a sign of progress toward our goal of adequate … Continue reading

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Tell the State Senate to Raise the Minimum Wage

Budget negotiations on the hill have picked up in recent days, with word of a budget compromise in the works and new activity on several legislative initiatives as members of the legislature seek to take advantage of the rumored break-through. … Continue reading

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Urge Your Elected Officials to Pass a Budget that Fairly Funds Public Schools

From the Campaign for Fair Education Funding (http://fairfundingpa.org/): This week we sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and members of the General Assembly, urging them to promptly reach a budget agreement that enacts the funding formula adopted by the … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken—Investing in Our State

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/october/road-not-taken Oct 06, 2015 03:48 pm | Mark Price Over the past few years, many other states, similar to Pennsylvania in 2011 and again today, have faced critical choices about whether to raise state revenues, hold firm to … Continue reading

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Call Senate Majority Leader Corman to Say It’s Time to Pass a Budget

From POWER (http://www.powerphiladelphia.org/): We are living a historic moment and we want to ensure that you are a part of this growing faith movement. This week, Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia challenges us to put our faith into action. Speak up and … Continue reading

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