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Pennsylvania’s Budgetary Déjà Vu

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s budget battle feels oddly familiar – like we’ve been here before. Our sense of déjà vu is valid: The 2024–25 fiscal battle looks strikingly like last year’s.

Last year, Pennsylvania lawmakers finished the budget nearly six months after the fiscal year began July 1. Once again, they will likely miss this deadline.

And at center stage, yet again, is the Lifeline Scholarship initiative, or the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS) Scholarship Program. This program would offer scholarship accounts to low-income students attending Pennsylvania’s worst schools, giving families an option and ability to afford a better education at a private school.

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