Plan to fix toxic and crumbling schools passes House Education Committee with GOP reservations

BY: - June 21, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal introduced in March included $100 million over five years for remediating environmental hazards in schools. House Democrats earlier this month passed their own budget bill that raised the amount for school modernization to $250 million.

‘A once in a lifetime opportunity’: House, Senate Dems want to use stimulus cash to address lead, asbestos in Pa. schools

BY: - June 16, 2021

Democratic lawmakers in the state House and Senate say they want to spend $600 million in federal stimulus money to fix public schools from Scranton to Philadelphia inundated with lead and asbestos. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, spoke at a press conference Wednesday to demand that the funds be used to address public schools’ financial need […]