Governor’s Budget: Higher Education

Higher Education The 2011/12 budget begins the process of focusing higher education dollars on following the student as opposed to funding institutions. lt lays the foundation for enabling students and parents to better determine the post secondary education course that is best for them. The 2011/12 budget preserves more than $380 million in Pennsylvania Higher […]

Mornings with Mike

June 18, 2011- US Rep. Mike Kelly met in one of his “Mornings with Mike” meetings with constituents at Chico’s restaurant today at 10 am. About thirty people peppered Mike with questions on a variety of topics about his thoughts and his preparations towards resolving some of the lingering issues. On raising the debt ceiling […]

Marcellus Shale and Severance Tax

Recently some discussion has arisen about taxing the companies involved in extracting gas from the Marcellus Shale. Pennsylvania already has one of the highest corporate taxes and increasing an additional tax burden in the form of a severance tax would likely have the effect of decreasing their participation in Pennsylvania. The companies are already paying […]

The Facts on Pennsylvania Education Spending

Pennsylvania Education Spending Gov. Tom Corbett’s FY 2011-12 budget proposal includes $63.6 billion in total operating spending—$27.3 billion in General Fund spending—a reduction of $3.3 billion from FY 2010-11. This budget restores overall spending to pre-stimulus levels and proposes no new taxes. PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE OVER $3 BILLION IN RESERVES Public school fund balances grew […]

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