Senators Scarnati, Corman: Schools Need Emergency Budget Funding

(Harrisburg) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) released a statement following Auditor General DePasquale’s press conference regarding Pennsylvania schools:

“Earlier today, Auditor General DePasquale showcased the very harsh reality of what Governor Wolf’s budget veto has done to our schools.  They are left with uncertainty and without needed financial support.

“We fully understand the urgency to have a state budget in place.  The General Assembly presented Governor Wolf with emergency funding legislation to provide our schools with over $3.1 Billion in funding. We urged Governor Wolf to put our schools and vital services first and sign the emergency funding budget in order to provide stability while we continue to negotiate a final budget agreement.

“A complete list of money provided to our schools in the emergency funding plan can be accessed at the following link: http://www.pasenategop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/emergency-funding-school-list.pdf.”

CONTACTS:

Drew Crompton – Senator Scarnati (717) 787-7084
Jenn Kocher – Senator Corman (717) 787-1377