Thursday, March 09, 2017

Gov Wolf and edu funding

And, the governor who ran falsely accusing his predecessor of cutting funding to public education is now proposing his own cut to school districts. The Wolf Administration wants to reduce state subsidies for transportation on the premise that gasoline prices have dropped.  The end result would be school districts having to make up the difference through budget cuts, or more likely property tax hikes. 

At the end of the day, the governor's budget is rife with faulty revenue assumptions, tax shifts, and spending increases again ignoring the reality that state government already spends more than we can afford.  To make matters worse it does nothing to address major cost drivers like the massive unfunded liability in our state employee pension funds.

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