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Bill to Give Pa. Families $1,000 for Education Sparks Debate

State Sen. Judy Ward Speaks Up During Debate


Last updated 10/6/2020 at 3:27pm

Pa. State Sen. Judy Ward spoke up on Oct. 5, 2020, during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee.

Education in Pennsylvania remains a hot button topic, and as a state Senate committee heard testimony Oct. 5 on a bill that would give families stimulus funding for educational-related expenses, one lawmaker called for a truce.

That was state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s hope when the Senate Education Committee’s hearing started. The panel heard from both proponents and opponents of Senate Bill 1230, which would give families $1,000 per child for educational purposes. The money could be used b...

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