Press Releases

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:48 AM

State government began operating Tuesday under a $31 billion election-year spending bill that nevertheless lacks the tax collections to sustain it for the entire fiscal year, and lawmakers say they are scrambling to fix that before it draws a lawsuit or bond downgrade.  
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Source: Associated Press, July 12, 2016.


 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:46 AM

There will be no repeat of last year’s nine-month budget debacle in Pennsylvania.That’s the good news from Harrisburg. Surprised? If that’s the case, relax. Some things in the capital have not changed. We still don’t know how we’re going to pay for it all.
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Source: Delaware County Daily Times, July 12, 2016.

 
Monday, July 11, 2016 10:15 AM

A festering dispute over the state's 13 cyber schools, their funding and students' sagging test scores is reigniting in Harrisburg.
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Source: New Castle News, July 8, 2016.

 
Monday, July 11, 2016 10:14 AM

Easing the shortage of substitute teachers in Pennsylvania is the focus of legislation now before the state House of Representatives.
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Source: WITF.org, July 10, 2016.

 
Monday, July 11, 2016 10:12 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf offered a form of budget peace Sunday night, but he also raised questions in the process about whether the path he's declared for himself meets black-letter legal tests.
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Source: Pennlive.com, July 11, 2016.


 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:20 AM

With little news of progress on the 2017 state budget coming out of Harrisburg, school advocates around the commonwealth are crossing their fingers a resolution comes soon. If not, Steve Robinson, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association says state-funded institutions will be in bad shape come fall.
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Source: WITF.org, July 7, 2016.

 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:19 AM

The clock keeps ticking toward decision day for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on budget legislation that’s only partially funded.
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Source: Associated Press, July 7, 2016.

 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:12 AM

As the state Legislature blithely adjourned last week without providing funding for a 2016-17 budget, taxpayers already were guaranteed more pain from the last budget stalemate.
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Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, July 7, 2016.

 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:13 AM

Negotiators got back to the hard business of trying to close out a negotiated, election-year package of tax and revenue increases at the state Capitol Tuesday, with an eye toward a new, July 11 deadline.
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Source: Pennlive.com, July 6, 2016.

 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:12 AM

After a day of closed-door negotiations, party leaders seem no closer to a state budget agreement than they were when they left the Capitol last Friday.
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Source: WITF.org, July 6, 2016.


 
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