Basic education funding for 2017-18 is increasing by $100 million statewide. Meanwhile, pension payments for districts are rising by $144 million. That imbalance, which ultimately shrinks money for the classroom, wasn’t fixed by the pension reform that state officials have described as “historic” and “meaningful.”
Pennsylvania public schools are some of the safest in the nation, but in terms of quality, the state has some work to do, according to a recent WalletHub study.
When Joyce Leard went to the Armstrong Outpatient Imaging Center in the ACMH Hospital for a test, she came out of the East Franklin facility with an idea that she can use to better the community.
A map of congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature helped the GOP win nearly three more of the state’s U.S. House seats than the party otherwise would have won in last year’s election, an Associated Press analysis found.
Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s released a statement last week seemingly devaluing the impact of Pennsylvania’s new pension reform law, saying the measure’s effects on the state’s budget and credit are “negligible.”
The state House of Representatives Thursday morning accomplished something it has been trying to do for several years which, during that time, involved some notable failures: pass a pension bill.