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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:18 PM

PA Governor vetoes public school theft of funds

Governor Wolf will veto a bill giving $100 million dollars to private and religious schools.

THANK YOU, GOV. WOLF!!!!

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/06/12/pennsylvania-governor-tom-wolf-veto-private-school-religious-tax-credit/stories/201906120136

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Reply PA Governor vetoes public school theft of funds (Original post)
MyOwnPeace Wednesday OP
BKDem Wednesday #1
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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:25 PM

1. What do you call a private school...

that takes money from the public, and a church school that takes money from the state?

Bullshit

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Response to BKDem (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

2. Thank you Governor Wolf

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:10 PM

3. All governors should be on board with vetoes for transferring public funds

to private and religious schools. If this becomes law, we need to start taxing private and religious schools. Some US taxpayers are upset about their tax money being used to support public education. I can't imagine they would be okay with funding private and religious schools.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:26 PM

4. Well, alright!

Pubic funds for religious schools is the equivalent of constitutional blasphemy..

Or, as the OP said, theft.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:23 PM

5. My goodness

But this is good news!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:24 PM

6. glad they have a good gov, maybe they will keep the streak going and vote for a Dem pres. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:06 PM

12. But for the Russians........

I can't believe we didn't the last time!
Remember, Hillary's final campaign rally was in Philly.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:09 AM

23. KellyAnne said when she saw Hillary embrace JZ at that rally that Trump just won PA.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:26 PM

7. This is great news

Rec

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:57 PM

8. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:07 PM

9. This was a bill to expand the existing "Educational Tax Credit"

program that lets companies and individuals donate to private/parochial schools and get a tax credit for it. This bill wanted to double the credit from 100M to 200M. Since Dems picked up 6 seats in the state senate, the Rs no longer hold a supermajority there nor do they have one in the state house. So this bill was for show only.

Here is an interesting tidbit that few Pennsylvanians know. These type tax credit programs are issued on a first come, first serve basis and usually are used up just a few weeks or even days after they become available! Once the money is claimed, that's it, wait 'til next year.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:33 PM

24. Good info, thanks!

Governor Tom Wolf is looking out for us.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:42 PM

25. The original law was passed during

the Ridge/Schweikert administration. Ridge left halfway through his 2nd term to the DHS job in the GW Bush admin. Schweikert finished Ridge's term.

Another interesting factoid, many of the dorms at Penn State main campus are named after PA governors.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:19 PM

10. Thank you, thank you!

The bill he vetoed gave a huge tax shelter to corps for giving to private/public schools..

It would nearly double the Educational Improvement Tax Credit to $210 million annually. The program lets corporations direct tens of millions in tax dollars to favored private and religious schools.


The comments included much whining about school "choice" and union teachers, but most of the comments were favorable and get the concept of public schools.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:56 PM

11. Millions (of PUBLIC Tax Dollars) for religion, zero for women's rights

Nail that to the church door next time a Republican screams about public funding for Planned Parenthood or abortions.

While we're at it, how about no public tax dollars for billionaires?

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Response to moonseller66 (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:08 PM

13. I like the way you think!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:15 PM

14. How about...

No tax dollars for religion UNTIL AND UNLESS we give tax dollars for Women's Rights!

Dollar for dollar.

I can see Republican and Religious heads exploding.

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Response to moonseller66 (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:42 PM

18. I appreciate and understand.........

where you're coming from and what point you are making, but - NO!
The constitution is clear (except to some on the Supreme Court and among Republicans):
there is and must always be a clear and concise separation of CHURCH and STATE!
We cannot bargain it away.
We cannot compromise.
We cannot let any of it begin.

But, (and that's no reference to your avatar!), the fight for women's rights could be/should be a way to assure the clear understanding and support of the constitution.

We can settle for no less........



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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:18 PM

15. By the way

WOMEN PAY TAXES...Churches don't.


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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:47 PM

16. Headline reads as if Public

...Schools are the thieves.

Needs to say "Governor vetoes theft of funds from public schools".

At least, I think so.

Great news though!

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Response to zentrum (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:00 PM

17. The headline COULD read Public Schools are thieves...

Maybe Public Schools aren't "The Thief" but they are definitely "a" thief (and most times need not be).
Having served on a school board and seen the BS, cronyism, backroom deals and capitulation to certain groups at the local tax payer's expense, I can emphatically say Public Schools definitely are as close to thievery as you can get.

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Response to moonseller66 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:49 PM

19. That's a broad brush stroke

you are applying to school boards.
You are correct - for some.
Sadly, perhaps, too many.
But, here again, it is up to the public to be active and involved in what is happening in their government - both locally, regionally, and nationally.
As an educator, both in the classroom and as an administrator, I've indeed seen the things you've mentioned. But, I've also see active, quality school boards consistently step up and do the "right thing" - politics be damned.
Not much different from what we're seeing in DC these days, is it?

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Response to moonseller66 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:20 PM

22. Ugh. That's

...because they are underfunded to begin with. Prop 13 for example.


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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:50 PM

20. Thank you, Governor Wolf.

We are so blessed to have him as our Governor!!

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:12 PM

21. He is also my Governor and I agree.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 04:23 PM

26. Gov. Wolf is an absolute treasure

Singlehandedly keeping PA from going full Alabama. If the eventual Dem nominee does not choose one of the other candidates as a running mate, Tom Wolf would be awesome. And wed win PA for sure.

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