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Activists stage sit-in protest at Governor Corbett's office

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 26, 2014 6:37 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A small group of activists seeking more money for Pennsylvania's public schools staged a sit-in protest outside Governor Corbett's office.

An organizer says similar demonstrations are planned in and around the state Capitol in the days ahead in an effort to pressure Corbett and lawmakers into restoring nearly $1 billion in education spending cuts in 2011. 

Jesse Kudler says the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools is urging policy-makers to raise the additional money by imposing a tax on natural gas extraction, embracing the federal Medicaid expansion and freezing corporate tax breaks. 

More than a dozen parents, retired teachers and children from the Philadelphia area sat in a hallway outside the governor's office suite, singing songs and clapping their hands as Capitol police officers looked on. 

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  • Larry img 2014-06-28 18:48

    There will be more civil disobedience to come.

    Not enough infrastructure devolpoment, attacks from conservatives and republicans on education and job training, and our quality of life.

    The resultant affect of conservative low taxes and deregulation is localities raise taxes to maintain their standard of living and quality of life to invest for the future.

    Republicans have lost the business principle of economy of scale.

    Causing real taxes to go up for all.

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