Pressure off, Pennsylvania's Budget Fight Could Be On IceA rush of action before Christmas over pressing concerns about schools and social services agencies staying open in January has been replaced by a new, bitter round of partisan finger-pointing and a completely new timeline.
Fight Over Who Pays For Public Schools Heads To Senate FloorThe Pennsylvania state Senate is juggling a long-simmering fight over who pays for public schools just as Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers try to hold together the skeleton of a five-months-late budget deal.
New Pennsylvania Budget Wrinkle: Senate Vote Planned On School Property Tax Elimination BillThe future of the tentative budget deal announced last week could be thrown into doubt by Senate Republican leaders’ plan to vote on a bill that would completely eliminate school property taxes.
State Rep Warns Schools In Balance While Pa. Budget Standoff ContinuesWith no sign of an end to the budget impasse ending, Democratic state representative Pam DeLissio says schoolchildren have a lot at stake.
PA: Month #2 With No Budget And No Sign Of DealPennsylvania has begun its second month without a state budget with no end to the impasse in sight.
After Pa. Budget Veto, Gov. Wolf Upbeat After Meeting With Legislative LeadersThe governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.
PA House Sends Senate GOP BudgetThe state House voted along mostly party lines for the new budget that Joe Markosek, ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, says does not reflect the priorities of the Democratic governor and other members of his party.
Gov & Legislative Leaders Dig In Over Pa. BudgetLawmakers returned to the state capitol with a budget deadline looming, and developments on Monday do not bode well for meeting that June 30th deadline.
Staff Cuts and Tax Hikes Are The New Normal For School Districts Across PennsylvaniaSchool districts across Pennsylvania are responding to rises in fixed costs, including pensions and charter schools, by: (A) raising property taxes, (B) reducing staff, or, in many cases, A and B.
Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For FundingThe two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf's education budget.
Commonwealth Foundation President Matt Brouillette: Gov. Wolf Ran On Giving Middle Class A Tax Break, Instead Giving Everybody A Tax IncreaseCommonwealth Foundation President and CEO Matt Brouillette spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about Governor Tom Wolf's tax and budget proposal.
Gov. Wolf Visits a Philadelphia High School, Pushing For Better Education Funding StatewideGoing class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.