Advocates for early childhood education and child care in Pennsylvania claim the state's historic boost in education funding failed to include them. They're hoping prompt distribution of federal funds will help.
The just-approved state budget, which saves much of $10 billion in federal pandemic assistance for a rainy day, could have been put to immediate needs and better use, area state Rep. Joe Ciresi contends.
The spending plan passed Friday by the Legislature noes not raise taxes or fees, and saves billions of federal coronavirus funding for future uses. Local lawmakers and advocates promptly offered comments.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to equitably increase funding for basic and special education received a boost Tuesday in a letter written by representatives of urban and rural school districts.
In a letter issued Friday, the Pottsgrove School District offered advance praise to state Gov. Tom Wolf and locally elected legislators for a proposed, PA budget-related package of charter school reforms.
HARRISBURG PA – A $36.1-billion 2020-2021 state budget, unveiled Tuesday (Feb. 4, 2020) by Gov. Tom Wolf, would raise Pennsylvania’s spending by about 4 percent but proposes no increases in state sales or personal income tax rates. Observers said state-owned universities, low-wage