The 2011/12 budget does not slash education funding It returns the basic education subsidy funding to Pre-Recession & Pre-Federal Stimulus (2008/09) levels It maintains a 10-year basic education subsidy funding rate increase of 2.8% despite the loss of more than $650 million in Federal Stimulus money for education
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 […]
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 […]
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) is preparing to make a major announcement regarding the 2012 campaign for President of the United States on Monday, June 6, 2011 11:00 AM ET This nationally covered event will be held in front of the Somerset County Courthouse 111 East Union Street Somerset, PA 15501 (located less than […]
Vic Stabile, Superior Court Candidate of Carlisle, Cumberland County and Anne Covey, Commonwealth Court Candidate of New Hope, Bucks County issued the following statement today. As we reflect on our successful campaigns on Tuesday, we recognize and thank each and every one of you for all of your hard work these past few months.
News services in Pittsburgh and Erie are reporting that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will undergo back surgery Monday in Pittsburgh for treatment of spinal stenosis. The surgery at Allegheny General Hospital will require the governor to stay in the hospital for one or two days, the governor’s office announced today. Corbett is expected to resume […]