Catholic Education

Say thanks to EITC supporters

The highly successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program was cut by $15 million last year and was scheduled to be cut another $10 million this year; but thanks to the leadership and support of many state lawmakers, EITC will be funded at the same level as last year – $6
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State budget breakdown

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget by the constitutional deadline, June 30. Over the Fourth of July weekend, they passed the necessary fiscal code bill that outlines the revenue to pay for it. Although not exactly on time, this state budget was passed earlier th
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State budget to be signed today

Governor Ed Rendell will sign the 2010-2011 state budget this morning, putting the $28 billion spending plan into law.  Later this afternoon he will sign the companion fiscal code bill that designates how the revenue will be generated to pay for the plan.
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State budget, not yet

A disagreement over an unresolved issue in the Fiscal Code bill has created an obstacle in the final approval of the state budget.  The General Assembly passed the $28.05 billion spending plan on Wednesday, June 30, but Governor Ed Rendell said he would not sign it into law until the
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On-time state budget, almost

On June 30, the last day of the state fiscal year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a $28 billion general appropriations bill for 2010-2011. Governor Ed Rendell has not yet signed the bill; but he says he will once the legislature passes the required fiscal code bill outlining
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Commonwealth Budget Deadline Day – June 30

Today is the deadline for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass its 2010-2011 state budget.  Yesterday, Governor Ed Rendell held a press conference to announce that he and legislative leadership from all four caucuses have agreed to the terms of a $28.052 billion budget. 
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Commonwealth Budget Countdown – June 29

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, is the deadline for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.  Rumors of a budget deal are being whispered around the state Capitol, but nothing has been resolved yet. It’s not too late to contact your sta
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EITC Facts

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program provides scholarships for thousands of school children to attend the school that their parents believe is best for them.  In the 2009-2010 budget, the EITC Program was cut by $15 million, making the program a total of $60 million.
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EITC on YouTube

Business owners, families of school children, school administrators, and many other advocates are lending their voice to the cause of restoring funding for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program on the REACH Alliance channel on YouTube.  Or see the latest at www.operati
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