Jodi Askins, Executive Director, PA Association for the Education of Young Children
Tom Gluck, Executive Director, PA Association of Intermediate Units
Marc Stier, Director, PA Budget and Policy Center
Kathy Swope, President, PA School Boards Association
The Wolf administration is keeping up the pugilstic tone it set during Tuesday's budget address, as it continues to hector Republican lawmakers to return to work to finish the state's incomplete 2015-16 budget, and to get to work on the new 2016-17 spending plan. The administration took to Twitter on Thursday, launching a #ThrowBackThursday - but with a decided edge: So, yeah, that happened ... And the weird thing is, it's a totally unforced error. The administration has been known to bristle when it's accused (and justifiably so) of never having transitioned from campaign mode (which requires a pugilistic approach) to one of governing (which requires a touch more finesse). It's instances like this that provide additional fuel for that fire. Naturally, the GOP responded. And things just escalated. And it's part of a pattern. The administration (or one of its dark money surrogates) shoots its mouth off on Twitter or in an email statement and lawmakers (or, in this case, the state party) feel obligated to respond.
Networking and Coffee - 9:30 a.m. Program - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and
Deborah Gordon Klehr, Executive Director, Education Law Center
Dr. George Steinhoff, Superintendent, Penn Delco School District
Thursday, February 25 - 8:30-11:00 a.m. -
PA Budget and Policy Center website
Join us for an in-depth look at the Governor's 2016-17 budget proposal, including what it means for education, health and human services, and local communities. The Summit will focus on the leading issues facing the commonwealth in 2016, with workshops, lunch, and a legislative panel discussion. Space is limited, so fill out the form below to reserve your spot at the Budget Summit.
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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