Several Better Choices coalition partners participated with other allies in a press conference at the state Capitol on Wednesday, October 7th, calling on legislators to end the budget impasse by responsibly raising the revenue needed to restore funding that was cut from education & human services in recent years. Stable, recurring revenue will also allow for additional investment in future budgets. Speakers included parents of public school students, service providers, and leaders of advocacy organizations.
2015-16 State Budget
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an op-ed by Kathy Fisher, policy manager for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, a member of the Better Choices for Pennsylvania coalition.
The Better Choices for Pennsylvania coalition sent a memo to Governor Wolf and the Members of the General Assembly on June 27th, 2015, advocating for a 2015-16 budget that restores funding that was cut from human services in recent years and that increases investment in the services that improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable residents.
The text of the memo is included below.
To: Governor Tom Wolf and Members of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania