Budget Spares Taxpayers, Boosts School Choice, but Leaves Much Undone

Today, lawmakers put the finishing touches on a state budget that spares Pennsylvanians from tax hikes, grows the state’s beleaguered Rainy Day Fund, and boosts school choice—but also overspends and leaves crucial reforms undone. 

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Wolf Vetoes Scholarship Bill, Disparages Program His Business Supported

Lawmakers should stand up for students by demanding a substantial increase in tax credit scholarships as part of the state budget negotiations.

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Pa. Governor to Block Education Opportunity for Thousands of Students

Governor Wolf is about to make a tremendous mistake, and tens of thousands of Pennsylvania students will be worse off because of it.

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Momentous School Choice Expansion Lands on Gov. Wolf's Desk

Governor Wolf can provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of families seeking better education options.

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Pa. Senate Passes Momentous Criminal Justice Reform Package

Today, in a unanimous vote, the Pennsylvania Senate continued the state’s national leadership on criminal justice reform. 

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Senate Committees Pass State Spending Limits and School Choice Bills

Today, the state Senate advanced two transformative bills: SB 116, known as the Taxpayer Protection Act and HB 800 expands the state’s immensely popular tax credit scholarship program.

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School Districts' Cash Stash Tops $4.6 Billion

Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts hold $4.6 billion in reserve funds, according the latest data available from the Pa. Department of Education. Reserves rose by $64 million in 2017-18, the 13th consecutive year of growth

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House Sends Major School Choice Expansion Bill to Senate

Today, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 800, a school choice bill that promises opportunity to thousands of students trapped in inadequate schools simply because of their zip code. 

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School Choice Expansion Bill Passes House Committee

Lawmakers are moving to ensure students have the education options they are so desperately seeking.

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Crucial Reform Needed from Harrisburg as Tax Day Approaches

Pennsylvania Tax Facts Reveal Acute Need for Relief

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