Special education funding legislation on the Governor’s desk

(April 9, 2013)  The Senate on Tuesday voted to send legislation to Gov. Tom Corbett that would establish a 15-member commission to develop a special education funding formula to replace an archaic one that is more than two decades old.

Corbett has said he would sign it if the bill reached his desk, a key lawmaker said. A call to the governor’s office to confirm that this afternoon was not returned.

The bill passed by a 50-0 vote in the Senate. It also drew no opposition in the House, which passed it in March by a 193-0.

Rep. Bernie O’Neill, R-Bucks, who along with Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh County, championed the bill through their respective chambers.

The measure tasks the commission with devising a recommended state funding proposal by Sept. 30.

Find the full article, here: “Special education funding overhaul goes to Corbett’s desk” Jan Murphy, Patriot-News, 4/9/13

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