Scarnati Statement on Commonwealth Court Education Funding Case

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement on the Commonwealth Court’s ruling regarding Pennsylvania education funding:

“Today’s decision by a unanimous Commonwealth Court validates our position that decisions regarding education funding are fully vested in the Legislature. This most recent ruling complies with a series of Supreme Court cases that have previously stated the same.

“The matter of education funding has been thoroughly vetted by the Pennsylvania Judicial Branch on numerous occasions and we see no reason why the plaintiffs should pursue an appeal, which would needlessly place additional costs upon taxpayers to continue to defend an issue that is well settled.

“The Legislature continues to engage in discussions and examine the best ways to provide fair funding and outstanding educational opportunities for students across our Commonwealth.”

CONTACT: Drew Crompton dcrompton@pasen.gov 717-787-7084