Pennsylvania House approves $45 million more for Philly's schools

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One of those conditions is that the money actually materializes.

The state has apparently persuaded federal officials to forgive a years-old debt, freeing up millions of dollars for public education.

However, Gov. Tom Corbett's office said that negotiations between the state and feds over the debt have not been finalized. Corbett spokesman Jay Pagni declined to provide more details.

Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen, who has played a key role in the negotiations, said it's his understanding that the two parties simply need to complete paperwork before the deal is officially done.

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