The stopgap budget is about $11 billion of the $30.2 billion General Fund budget passed by Republicans in June and included in the so-called "agreed-to" budget bill-- House Bill 1192. It will also allow the pass-through of federal funding to state agencies and organizations reliant on that money. The Fiscal Code bill has special project funding legislators put in the original Fiscal Code bill-- Senate Bill 655-- vetoed by Gov. Wolf in June.
If there's a flash point debate over education reform, the role of charter schools is surely one of the top contenders for the title. Just last week, the state of Washington's Supreme Court ruled that charters were not public schools under the state Constitution, and were thus not eligible for public funding. In
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House Majority Leader Rep. Dave Reed, (717) 705-7173
Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati, (717) 787-7084
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Jake Corman, (717) 787-1377