Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection Presents Our Forests in an Era of Climate Change: Adaptation and Migration Strategies
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM
West Chester Borough Hall, 401 East Gay Street, Room 240
Presented by Philip DeSenze, Climate Change and Landscape Scale Conservation Coordinator, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service
ACTION NEEDED: Please contact the Governor and Legislature
SB 909: The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters supports equal access to quality public education to be achieved by participation of government and citizens at all levels and by adequate financing based on an equitable and flexible tax system. We oppose legislation such as Senate Bill 909 which will place school districts in the difficult position of having to make cuts to educational programs and services to pay for mandated costs beyond their control. The bill is currently on the Senate calendar. For talking points on SB 909, see letter from PA LWV President Susan Carty sent to Governor Wolf and all legislators.
SB 880: The bill requires a two-year delay in making the Keystone Exams a graduation requirement and passed through the House Education Committee in November. Representative Saylor amended the bill to require PDE to explore other assessment options, investigate impact of project based assessments and unintended consequences of test remediation on technical college students. The bill awaits a vote by the House.
SB 76: The bill would eliminate property taxes completely and is schedule to be voted on by the Senate before Thanksgiving. It would base education funding on sales taxes (regressive taxation) and personal income tax. To view the letter signed by the League and numerous other organizations, see: