“Tax You More Bus Tour” Hits Speed Bump

The “Tax You More Bus Tour” is still puttering along in the taxpayer-funded luxury bus – or at least it was scheduled to.

The Department of Education twice attempted to coordinate a press conference at a Hazleton area school this week. Governor Rendell planned to discuss the need for increased education spending, but his unsolicited visits were rejected (HT: GrassrootsPA).

Brian Earley, president of the Hazleton SD board, told Rendell to stay away as the visits were political motivated lobbying on the part of the Governor. Other board members object to Earley’s reasoning, but regardless of this spat, Hazleton area taxpayers should know the facts about public education funding.

Education spending is slated to increase, not decrease with the next budget.