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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.


July 11, 2018

Pennsylvania State Budget Prioritizes Education

Pennsylvania lawmakers agreed on a 2018-19 state budget that again prioritizes early childhood initiatives. This budget increases access to early childhood programs for thousands of additional young children in the upcoming school year. Highlights of the efforts of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Mission: Readiness, and ReadyNation members that contributed to the budget debate in Harrisburg.


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