Democrats unveil proposals for more money for Pennsylvania schools

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Democrats from Philadelphia's state Senate delegation have unveiled a plan to provide $300 million more for education across the state.

During a briefing at the School District's headquarters, senators said the increased aid for schools would not require any broad-based tax increases.

State Sen. Vincent Hughes, Democratic chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said the proposal "just marks the down payment" on the nearly $1 billion needed over the next three years to restore cuts in school funding since Gov. Corbett, a Republican, took office.

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