HARRISBURG - Republican legislative leaders emerged from closed-door budget talks Friday saying they are considering a state spending plan that would not raise any taxes - and one that they believe they can approve by the Monday deadline. Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware) said Republicans who control the Senate and House are looking at a budget blueprint that would spend between $29.1 billion and $29.4 billion.
Most discussion over the past several months has focused on the Corbett-Tobash "hybrid pension plan." This would replace existing pensions with a much smaller guaranteed pension and 401(k)-type savings accounts that cover any salary over $50,000 and service over 25 years. The governor favors combining this pension re-design with reductions in state and school district pension contributions over the next five years.
FROM: Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
RE: Testing Resistance & Reform News
DATE: June 24, 2014
Wed July 9, 5-7 PM
Wed July 30, 5-7 PM
Wed July 16, 5-7pm
Wed July 30, 5-7pm
The nomination process is now open for the Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award. This award may be presented annually to the individual school director or entire school board to recognize outstanding leadership in legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of public education and students that are consistent with the positions in PSBA’s Legislative Platform. Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2014. The July 16 date was picked in honor of Timothy M. Allwein's birthday. The award will be presented during the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in October. More details and application are available on PSBA's website.