Published Online: January 12, 2016
Published in Print: January 13, 2016, as Pa. Schools to Get Funds After Six-Month Impasse

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Pa. Schools to Get Funds After Six-Month Impasse

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State and federal tax money was expected to start flowing last week to cash-strapped school districts, along with other agencies, that suffered the brunt of the six-month budget fight between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature in Pennsylvania.

Districts will receive about six months' worth of 2015-16 funding as a result of the partial vetoes Wolf instituted Dec. 29 after the legislature backtracked on a costlier budget compromise.

The single biggest cut Wolf made in the budget occurred at the education department. He slashed the state's per-pupil subsidy by 55 percent, to about $2.5 billion, which is why districts are only getting part of what they are owed.

Vol. 35, Issue 17, Page 4

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