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Education Policy Changes Move with Budget

General Assembly is moving legislative changes to the state‰’s Public School Code and other education-related changes before the end...

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A Look at Education Funding in Governor’s 2013-14 Budget

Governor Corbett’s 2013-2014 budget proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to individuals and...

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$3 Billion Bill for Corporate Tax Cuts in 2012-13

Pennsylvania tax cuts compete with state funding for schools, the state‰’s colleges and universities, early childhood education, and human...

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$2 Billion in Business Tax Breaks Come at Expense of Schools, Communities

Next year, Pennsylvania will spend $2.4 billion on business tax breaks. That amount has tripled over the last 10...

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School Property Tax Shift Would Have Unintended Consequences

Michael Wood, Research Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center remarks that legislation to eliminate all school property...

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Stimulus Transition Fund Reduces Future Deficits, Preserves Education and Health Care

Following declining tax revenue due to the national recession, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The...

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Testimony: The Best Way to Improve Philadelphia’s Business Climate? Fund the Schools.

This is the Testimony that Sharon Ward presented to the Philadelphia City Council Finance Committee on December 11, 2013...

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Property Tax Elimination Bill Threatens Long-term Public School Funding

House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76 would create a funding gap that leaves Pennsylvania‰’s students permanently behind. Pennsylvania...

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Testimony: State Education Funding Cuts and Addressing Property Tax Reform

“Pennsylvania can afford to pay more for schools and property tax relief,” testifies Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget...

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Philadelphia School Funding Agreement Comes with Strings Attached

The Philadelphia School District will receive new state funding, but with strings attached that leave some key decisions in...

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Reform, Not Repeal: Pennsylvania Can Provide Property Tax Relief and Protect Public Schools

This paper examines the roles between property taxes and public education in Pennsylvania. Eliminating school property taxes, as some...

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Analysis: How Do House Budget Cuts Affect Your School District?

Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved budget made significant changes to the Governor‰’s proposed allocations to school districts and charter...

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