Pa.’s $50B pension liability: Gov. Tom Wolf answers your questions (includes video)

In the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address last week, Republican leadership in the Senate pointed to the Pennsylvania's $50 billion-plus in unfunded pension liability. On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf told PennLive that the larger problem is how the state has failed to fund those liabilities over time… More

Wolf says critics of his tax plan must consider the benefits

Gov. Tom Wolf says criticism of the higher income and sales taxes that he advocates should be weighed against the benefits they would make possible, including multibillion-dollar reductions in school property taxes. ABC27… More

The Governor’s proposed budget legislation

The Governor's proposed General Appropriation Budget Bill and other budget-related legislation are available here: General Appropriation Budget bill – updated Pension Reform Omnibus Legislation Enacting Education Spending Property Tax Initiative Career and Technical Education Investment Other Tax Changes Bill… More

Region 9 Legislative Forum: View the Recording

Region 1& 2 Legislative Forum: View the Recording

Two PA school districts awarded first place in 2015 Magna Awards

Two Pennsylvania school districts were among the first place winners in the 21st annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association's flagship magazine, American School Board Journal. The Magna Awards recognize school districts and their leaders taking bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of their students and their communities… More

Kavulich legislation would require schools to hold lockdown drills

Pennsylvania students regularly practice evacuating their schools in case of a fire. Students may soon be required to practice drills in case there is an intruder. State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-114, Taylor, plans to introduce legislation that would require all Pennsylvania schools to conduct emergency lockdown drills twice a year… More

Criminal background checks for teachers under bill proposed by Sen. Pat Toomey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa)  is sponsoring legislation that would require teachers to undergo thorough criminal background checks… More

Editorial: Lawmakers keep striking out on pensions – when will they get a clue?

Gov. Tom Wolf is ushering in a new political opportunity in Pennsylvania. His budget is a home-run for Pennsylvanians, actually focusing on things that matter to voters – quality education, more and better jobs, government that works… More

Opinion: ‘The Wolf’ is back on the trail

It's Tom Wolf's third campaign. Having won the Democratic primary last spring and the General Election in the fall by successfully selling himself to voters, Wolf's new campaign is to sell his plans for a better Pennsylvania… More