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STATEMENT: U.S. House Passage of ‘Build Back Better’ Advances Transformational Investments in U.S. Jobs, Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kirstin Snow; snow@pennbpc.org; 215.510.9336 STATEMENT: U.S. House Passage of ‘Build Back Better’ Advances Transformational Investments...

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Economic, Racial, and Ethnic Inequality in Pennsylvania School Funding

It is well known that Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools are inadequately and inequitably funded. But the extent of the problem...

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A Quarter Century of Decline: School Funding In Pennsylvania 1993-94 to 2019-2020

After controlling for inflation in education costs, Pennsylvania’s public school districts are funded below the funding level they were...

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Uncovering Pennsylvania’s School Funding Disparity by Income

Relative to what they need, Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts receive 35% less funding than its richest. The incredible inequities...

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On the PA School Funding Lawsuit: Don’t Change the Subject

Originally published in the PA Capital-Star, August 11, 2021 In September, a group of students and school districts will...

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The PA Budget: A Disgrace and Dereliction of Duty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2021 Contact: Adrienne Standley standley@pennbpc.org 717-805-8466 Statement by Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and...

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A Statement on HB 1776: Property School Tax Freeze Is a Wrong Move for PA

Pennsylvania, like every other state in the country, faces an unprecedented budget crisis at both the state and local...

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The 2019-20 Enacted Budget: How Did Education Fare?

While this 2018-19 budget increase moves us in the right direction with increased funding for education, it still does...

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School Code Bill Sets Education Funding ‘Formula’

The School Code (House Bill 1141, PN 2200) establishes a new basic education funding ‰”formula‰” with a base distribution...

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Too Big to Trust? Banks, Schools and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps

Philadelphia, like many cities, has faced serious financial difficulties in recent years. These difficulties have forced the city government...

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Better Solutions Exist for Property Tax Issues, PBPC Analyst Testifies

Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania ‰ and the strict limits placed on schools ‰ SB 1400 would have...

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