school funding

Government & Politics
3:30 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Measure to Create New Schools Funding Formula Gets a Boost from Corbett

Prospects for legislation to devise a new schools funding formula have gotten a bit brighter.

Gov. Tom Corbett recently criticized the current method of divvying up state aid, which happens during budget negotiations among state lawmakers.

"It’s not fair right now. OK? So we need to address that," Corbett said. "So I’m looking forward to seeing that bill pass in the Senate. I’m looking forward to that commission, and then let’s go to a true funding system."

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4:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

PA Auditor General: State Has Funding Crisis When It Comes to Education

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently audited two struggling Allegheny County school districts and said the findings point to a larger problem in the commonwealth: a lack of funding and ineffective charter school laws.

DePasquale said Duquesne City School District is over the cliff financially and the Sto-Rox School District is teetering on the edge.

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Property Taxes
11:12 am
Fri March 15, 2013

State Lawmakers Make Another Run At Property Tax Reform

Swapping school property taxes for increased sales and income taxes could be the solution for the decades-long battle over how to fund basic education in Pennsylvania.

A bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers unveiled the latest version of the Property Tax Independence Act on Tuesday.

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