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Rick Saccone on Education

 

 


Supports options besides public schools

We all benefit from school choice. Students, parents, teachers and taxpayers benefit from competition. Traditional school representatives have emphasized they are not afraid to compete and that is good. But lowering the standard of what we deem acceptable is not the answer. Taxpayers refuse to continue funding a system that produces marginal output at great cost, especially when more effective alternatives are available.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Senatorial website RickSaccone.com , Oct 15, 2017

Increase education funding by more than $400 million

Rep. Rick Saccone released the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf used the line-item veto on several previously agreed upon items, including education funding, in order to prolong the budget impasse at the expense of Pennsylvania taxpayers.

"Gov. Wolf has finally realized that he cannot hold schools and human service agencies hostage during this budget stalemate. The Legislature has been calling for the release of this critical funding for months, and it is about time that our governor recognize the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. Gov. Wolf claims that the budget sent to him by the Senate last week cuts education funding by $95 million. This is simply untrue. This budget increased education funding by more than $400 million. It is well past time for the political posturing to come to an end. Once again, the governor has purposefully wasted an opportunity to end this budget impasse. Today's events are further evidence that Gov. Wolf is waging war on taxpayers."

Source: Press release on Pennsylvania legislative voting records , Dec 30, 2015

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