With less than a week until the new budget debate starts in Harrisburg, hundreds of people rallied at the capital for what they call a fair financial plan.
Parents, workers, and taxpayers from across the state came together for the "Good Jobs and Healthy Communities" rally on Thursday. They want Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to support community services and create jobs with wages that can support families. They also want Wolf to increase funding for schools.
"I want to see the shale companies taxed so that public education can be well funded," Lancaster United Church of Christ Pastor Naomi Leaphart said, "I'm a product of public education; I used to teach in public schools in Philadelphia, and so I know what it's like to do much with little and our students deserve more than that. So I want to see a budget that is balanced and invest in public schools like our kids deserve. "
Governor Wolf will deliver his first budget address on Tuesday