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Basic Education Funding Commission to Hold Organizational Meeting

July 23, 2014

The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its inaugural and organizational meeting.
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Senate Leaders Respond to Governor Corbett’s Veto of Legislative Budget Lines

July 10, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9), Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement in response to Governor Corbett’s veto of State Budget lines and program cuts.[...Read more]

Senator Browne participates in an Early Childhood Action Day Rally in support of early learning investment

June 4, 2014

Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne and Representative Phyllis Mundy, co-chairs of the Early Childhood Education Caucus, joined early learning teachers, business leaders, parents and advocates for a rally in support of state investments in high-quality, early learning programs, including a $10 million increase in funding for the Pennsylvania Pre-K-Counts program that was part of Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal.
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Senator Browne to participate in the Early Childhood Action Day Rally in Harrisburg

June 2, 2014

Senator Browne to participate in the Early Childhood Action Day Rally in Harrisburg.[...Read more]

Senator Browne and Early Childhood Education Caucus hold a press conference on adequately funding early education programs

May 6, 2014

The Early Childhood Education Caucus was joined Tuesday (May 6) by representatives from the business and law enforcement communities, and military leaders, as well as early learning advocates, to explain why the state must adequately fund early childhood education programs.[...Read more]