Educators back Wolf, but skeptical he'll win over lawmakers

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 10, 2016 11:22 AM

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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but they are skeptical that he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature since he's yet to secure victory in his first attempt.

Bethlehem Area Superintendent Joseph Roy tells the Allentown Morning Call that he paid virtually no attention to Wolf's new proposal because he doesn't think it'll help him plan a budget for the 2016-17 school year.

The Democratic governor's proposal is broadly supported by education advocates.

However, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association says three out of every five school districts expect to borrow money this spring if Wolf and lawmakers don't pass a full-year subsidy figure for the current year.

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