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Early Learning Supporters: Make Your Voices Heard Now

A state budget must be passed by June 30. There is a large budget deficit (almost $1.5 billion) due to lagging revenues.  In response to this situation, the PA House and Senate are using last year’s budget as a starting … Continue reading

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Support Children in the Pennsylvania Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): This week, the PA House of Representatives passed a state budget bill that contains the governor’s proposed increases for Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance. But the House reduced by $3 million the … Continue reading

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Protect PA Investments in Early Childhood Education

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Early learning programs could be in trouble. According to the Independent Fiscal Office, there is a $520 million shortfall between projected revenues and the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal 2013-14. This means the modest … Continue reading

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Kids Gain Some Notable Wins in New State Spending Plan

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): As lawmakers looked on, Gov. Tom Corbett signed the 2012-13 state budget into law on June 30, just minutes before the midnight deadline. The main budget bill – Senate Bill 1466 – and several … Continue reading

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Support Early Childhood Education in PA Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The Corbett administration is in the final days of negotiating the fiscal 2012-13 state budget with leaders in the House and Senate, making this a critical time to voice support for early learning programs! … Continue reading

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Keep Funding Intact for Early Childhood Education in PA

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Nearly 600 early childhood education advocates converged on the Capitol for Early Childhood Action Day on May 1, packing the Rotunda and making sure lawmakers in both chambers heard the call to restore funding … Continue reading

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Governor and Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Agreement–Kids Not Spared Cuts

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   House Republicans released spreadsheets containing the budget agreement between the governor and both Senate and House Republicans June 27. The budget agreement, drafted as an amendment to House Bill 1485 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1485), is expected … Continue reading

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Protect Early Childhood Funding in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   The House of Representatives will vote the week of May 23rd on a budget which cuts nearly $40 million of the Governor’s proposed funding to quality Early Childhood Education.   The only way … Continue reading

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Support Pennsylvania’s Early Education Programs Promoting School Readiness

From PA Promise for Children (http://paprom.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=index):   Download fact sheets for:   PA Pre-K Counts (http://paprom.convio.net/site/DocServer/PAPKC__Showing_Results_final_6-15-10.pdf?docID=8462) Keystone STARS (http://paprom.convio.net/site/DocServer/Keystone_STARS_final_6-15-10.pdf?docID=8463) Head Start Supplemental (http://paprom.convio.net/site/DocServer/HSSAP_final_6-15-10.pdf?docID=8464) Read budget update and share results with Governor, legislators at the PA Promise for Children website at http://paprom.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Tuesday_alerts_page.   … Continue reading

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Tell PA Legislators to Protect the Needs of Children in Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Efforts in the State House of Representatives to pass a bill to generate revenue to avoid massive budget cuts have failed.   Now House and Senate budget negotiators are looking at cuts to … Continue reading

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