Day 93 Without a State Budget


Earlier this week Governor Wolf vetoed a republican proposed stop-gap budget.

       Following Tuesdays’ veto, Schuylkill County Republican Senator David Argall said the “Veto by the governor is another blow to local school districts.”

     Across the state, according to the auditor general, 17 school districts and two intermediate units have borrowed more than 346-million dollars.

     That includes three districts in our area including Stroudsburg in Monroe County and both Mid-Valley and Carbondale in Lackawanna County.

     Carbondale has already taken out a 900-thousand dollar tax anticipation loan and is weighing the possibility of closing.

   Carbondale is even considering forming a coalition with districts around the state as the district states the Commonwealth is not fulfilling it’s constitutional responsibility to fully fund education.

Governor Wolf will answer questions surrounding the budget at an area school this afternoon.
  He’s continuing his School’s that Teach tour at Mid-Valley Elementary at 2 pm.

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