New Pennsylvania School Funding Formula Wins Panel's OKA bipartisan panel of state lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Tom Wolf gave unanimous approval Thursday to a new formula to distribute aid to Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts, a model that would funnel more money to districts with rising enrollment and students whose families are deeper in poverty.
Reductions In Funding Forcing Many Pa. School Districts To Consider Property Tax HikesFor five years, there have been reductions in state and federal funding for schools. Now, many school districts across Pennsylvania plan to balance their budgets by increasing property taxes or reducing staff.
Citing Amtrak Accident, Rendell Goes For Quick Passage Of Transportation Bill“Forty-eight percent of Pittsburgh's bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete,” former Gov. Ed Rendell declared in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.
Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things WorsePennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren't taxed now.
Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For EducationThey are things you buy all the time - from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts - and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.
Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State MoneyNew Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.
VisitPittsburgh Funding On Hold, County Controller Wants Explanation Of "Undercover Boss" ContributionVisitPittsburgh won’t get nearly $700,000 in funding until it explains the $25,000 contribution to the show “Undercover Boss,” says Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner.
PennDOT Rolls Out Effort To Upgrade Traffic LightsThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says a new program to help pay for traffic signal upgrades should reduce congestion.
Avoiding Scams Like Alleged KFC Scarred Child HoaxThe story that started a fund for a 3 Year Old kicked out of a KFC turns out to be a hoax. Are there more stories like this out there? How common are they?
Jerome Bettis Surprises Young Athletes With $64K For Sports Programs He may be retired, but Pittsburgh Steeler great Jerome Bettis still has all the moves.
Survey Paints Bleak Picture Of Pa. School FundingA survey of the financial condition of Pennsylvania's public schools shows a discouraging pattern of property-tax increases, cutbacks in school programs and employee layoffs.
PennDOT Releases Road Improvement Projects For 2014PennDOT is revealing its plans for your money. Those higher fees for drivers are going help foot the bill for 250 transportation projects statewide, nearly two dozen of them right here in southwestern Pennsylvania.