For the first time in nine years, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget before the June 30 constitutional deadline. The $27.15 billion spending plan holds the line on taxes and represents a 4 percent cut in spending over last year. Governor Tom Corbett signed the b
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Federal issues: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) to contact our advocacy network regarding the reauthorization of the former “No Child Left Behind Act,” now known as the “Elementary and Secondary Education Act.”