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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Governor Rendell--"Spending works"...........

In Phila. suburbs, Rendell touts his education budget

By Dan Hardy

INQUIRER
STAFF WRITER

Calling himself "the lobbyist for the children of Pennsylvania," Gov. Rendell toured suburban school districts today to rally support for his proposed education budget.

Invading the homes bases of some Republican state legislators, he made stops at schools in Kennett Square, Chester County, and Hatboro, in Montgomery County. Later in the day he is scheduled to speak in Doylestown.

The governor is calling for a $355 million increase - 6.4 percent - in state basic education funding, the state's main school subsidy.

Citing what he called the educational gains that Pennsylvania children have made since he took office, he said that "the battle is joined" again this year to keep the education budget going up.

"Spending works," he said. "We've got to get away from the idea that all spending is all bad."

Rendell said that it might be possible to raise the subsidies without new revenues.

But, just to make sure there's enough money, he called for the legislature to tax the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, along with cigars and smokeless tobacco. He also called for eliminating tax loopholes for businesses that operate in other states, and broadening the state sales tax. More...

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

This guy can't get out of office fast enough to suit me!

Anonymous said...

if this bone head calls himself the lobbyiest for children that is a lot better than what most people call him.

Anonymous said...

How to fix a broken system-keep throwing money at it and hope it works.

Oz said...

Guess he has been taking "lessons" from his president! Both idiots!

I'd like to see them actually RUN A BUSINESS on what the business takes in and actually MEET A PAYROLL, but I will not hold my breath!