York, P.A. - Governor Tom Wolf made a stop in York City today to visit students and staff at the Alexander Goode Elementary School. The event is part of his "Schools That Teach" tour, which is aimed at outlining two paths the state has for the future of our schools. Wolf says one option is to fund our schools and fix the state deficit, or face an additional $1 billion in cuts to schools.
"That means if we don't pick up the tab in Harrisburg in 2016-2017, the train wreck that we've all been thinking is coming or putting off year after year is going to hit us and property taxes and local taxes are going to go even higher and they're already really high, too high, here in York for city schools," said Wolf.
Last week, Wolf revealed details of his $32 billion budget proposal for the 2016-2017 year, even though we still don't have a budget for this year. The proposal includes a $200 million increase to basic education.