CLEAR COALITION OPPOSES TUITION VOUCHER PLAN, ENCOURAGES FOCUS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING
CLICK HERE to access the CLEAR Coalition’s latest release, opposing school vouchers in Pennsylvania.
Shapiro’s FY 2024-25 proposed budget increases public school funding by nearly $1.8 billion. This proposal includes the first step in a seven-year funding equity plan proposed by a majority of the state’s Basic Education Funding Commission. It comes about a year after Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled that the current school funding system is unconstitutional.
During the summer of 2023, CLEAR Coalition members led the effort to defeat a $100 million tuition voucher proposal that Shapiro had negotiated with Senate Republican leaders.
February 6, 2024CLEAR COALITION OPPOSES TUITION VOUCHER PLAN, ENCOURAGES FOCUS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING
HARRISBURG, PA (Feb. 6, 2024) – Members of the CLEAR Coalition today renewed their strong opposition to a proposal for private school tuition vouchers after Gov. Josh Shapiro called on lawmakers to find consensus on the controversial issue during his budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Shapiro’s FY 2024-25 proposed budget […]Read more »
October 23, 2023CLEAR COALITION URGES LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT COST-OF-LIVING INCREASES FOR STATE RETIREES
CLEAR COALITION URGES LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT COST-OF-LIVING INCREASES FOR STATE RETIREES HARRISBURG (October 17, 2023) – Leaders of the CLEAR Coalition joined together with retirees at the Capitol today to announce their support for cost-of-living increases for state retirees. Many state retirees, who provided essential services to the Commonwealth for decades before retiring, are […]Read more »
September 21, 2020CLEAR Coalition Calls on Sen. Toomey to Honor His Words Regarding Supreme Court Vacancies
HARRISBURG (September 21, 2020) – As Americans head to the polls to cast their votes, the leaders of the CLEAR Coalition today called on Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to honor his commitment, made in 2016, that nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court should not occur in the heat of a national election and so that, in […]Read more »