State House members kicked off their third and final week of budget hearings with an all-day Q&A with education officials.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed plan includes a $100 million boost for general education funding, which returns the allocation almost to its 2011 peak.
But talk has centered on what’s getting cut.
With the commonwealth facing a nearly $3 billion structural deficit, the 2017-18 budget proposal is significantly leaner than Wolf’s last two.
Education Secretary Pedro Rivera noted, that put his department under some pressure.