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.
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.
Arithmetic can be a challenging subject, as any student cramming for finals will tell you. State lawmakers in Harrisburg will agree. Right now, they must solve a particularly tough math problem – balance the Commonwealth budget before June 30.
Two legislative bills have been introduced to restore funding for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to $75 million. Established in 2001, EITC is an educational program that gives children a the chance to attend the best school available to them and provi
Fifteen hundred students, teachers, parents and legislators gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, to show their support for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The party is hosted every year with the dual purpose of celebrating the highly-praised program
Over 40,000 students are able to attend the school of their choice during the 2009-2010 school year because of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, while countless numbers of children in public school will benefit from innovative programs that would have likely gone
In 2008-2009, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program was a $75 million program – helping over 44,000 students attend the school of their choice and countless more through innovative programming.
News for Advocates of Catholic Education in Pennsylvania – February 22, 2010 NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE 2010-2011 EDUCATION BUDGET This month, all the talk in Harrisburg is about Governor Rendell’s proposed 2010-2011 state budget. Here are the dollars proposed for education:
Pennsylvania’s 2009 state budget impasse is over; the result is good news and bad news for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. First, the good news. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-Dauphin County) and Speaker of the House Keith McCall (D
On Friday evening, October 9, 2009, Governor Ed Rendell signed a $27.8 billion budget that was 101 days overdue. The plan spends $500 million less than last year and does not include any broad-based tax increases. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) has been following the budg