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Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

A lawsuit claims that Pennsylvania public school funding is unfair because it relies too heavily on local tax dollars and discriminates against underprivileged districts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

Where the state government has failed to solve the problem of inequity in education funding, this lawsuit could be a step towards a solution.

Editorial: Wolf’s budget is progressive, but needs Democratic legislature to pass

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 7, 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled the fourth yearly budget of his term Tuesday — and unlike his previous three, we might actually see it fully passed before the end of the year thanks to the 2018 midterm elections. The 2018-19 budget is notably progressive — Wolf is calling to raise both funding for publi...

SGB continues to focus on state budget impasse

SGB president Max Kneis talks about the phone banking event SGB held from last Wednesday to Friday. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Pennsylvania representatives “really got an earful” last week from Pitt students, Student Government Board President Max Kneis said at Tuesday’s meeting. SGB held a phone banking event last Wednesday to Friday outside the William Pitt Union. The event gave students the opportunity to call co...

Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf amid Pitt funding uncertainties

Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Cathedral of Learning after meeting with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher amid state funding concerns. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Rachel Glasser and John Hamilton / TPN Staff

October 12, 2017

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf met with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Thursday morning amid a state budget impasse that's making Pitt's state funding uncertain. Wolf met with Gallagher to "reassure him of his commitment to the state-related universities," Wolf's Press Secretary J.J. Abbott said in an email....

SGB Commends Student Counter-protesters

(Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | For The Pitt News

September 20, 2017

Taking the platform in Nordy’s Place Tuesday night, Student Government Board President Max Kneis started with a statement about Monday’s protest outside of Litchfield Towers. “Intolerance and bigotry have no place here at Pitt,” Kneis said. He said SGB supported and approved of the “brave students...

SGB introduces resolutions on DACA, state funding

SGB introduced two resolutions to support DACA students and to encourage State pass the funding for Pitt. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017

Pitt Student Government Board introduced its first two resolutions of the year Tuesday, calling on elected officials to support both DACA recipients and state funding for Pitt. The first resolution was a call for the University and lawmakers to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals pr...

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