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Making a strong case for effective investments in children and youth in the Keystone State

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On July 10, 2017, a $32 billion 2017-2018 state budget was enacted that included big wins for at-risk children and families in Pennsylvania. Our law enforcement, retired military, business, and sports leaders, in coordination with our partners in the Pre-K for PA and Early Learning PA campaigns, made a strong case for increasing effective investments in Pre-K Counts, Head Start State Supplemental, Child Care Works and voluntary home visiting/parent coaching programs. The diverse Council for a Strong America membership in Pennsylvania will continue focusing attention on the urgent need to help give Pennsylvania’s most at-risk children and families their best chance to succeed while decreasing future crime, enhancing our national security, increasing workforce readiness and saving taxpayer dollars.

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November 6, 2017

Equitable School Funding – A Must for Pennsylvania's Economic Competitiveness

Adequate and more equitable educational funding can help Pennsylvania close its workforce skills gap by getting more students to be career- or college-ready.

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