A fair severance tax on natural gas drillers would provide our schools with a dedicated funding source, help to increase the state’s share of education funding, and reduce the reliance on property taxes to fund our schools.
Pennsylvania residents deserve the same benefits as other states. It is time for Republican leaders and the industry to stop the games.
Downingtown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today continued the “Schools That Teach” Tour in the Downingtown School District, where he stood with district administrators and teachers to speak about the importance of including significant increases in state education funding in the 2015-16 budget.
Harrisburg, PA – Last Friday, the Republicans introduced an unbalanced budget that did nothing to address Pennsylvania’s major issues and the top priorities of Pennsylvanians — take a look at the coverage of these two actions in recent editorials from around the commonwealth.
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf tonight vetoed the Republican budget that fails to address the core issues facing Pennsylvania, including a structural budget deficit, a drastically underfunded school system, and rising property taxes for seniors and middle-class families.