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Smith,Kathie

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06/19/201507:10:50AM

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Wolf,Thomas

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GV-SeniorStaffMaldonado,JacobMelena,BethWillford,Jean

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Dashboard06192015

POTENTIALLEGISLATIVEAGENDA
TheHouseandSenateareinrecess;theyarescheduledtoreconveneonMonday,June22ndat1:00pm.

FloorActivity
None

CommitteeActivity
None

ConfirmationMeetings
None

COSSCHEDULE
9:00am11:30am
PersonalAppointment

1:45pm3:00pm
TraveltoPhiladelphia

2:00pm2:30pm
ConfCallw/JohnRoman&SusanKreitzer
Pleasecall
Staff:COS
Attendees:JohnRoman,SusanKreitzer

3:00pm4:00pm
SummerJobsEvent
PhiladelphiaWorkforceInvestmentBoard,1601MarketSt,Philadelphia
Staff:COS,Barsotti
Attendees:RegineMetellus,SenVincentHughes,MichaelDiBerardinis,PresidentDarrellClarke,ChekemmaFulmoreTownsend,Stephanie
Gambone,PatEiding,RyanBoyer,SenTinaTartaglione

4:30pm5:00pm
SeniorStaffre:BudgetList
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Staff:SeniorStaff

DAILYINCIDENTREPORT
Thisreportcoverstheperiod6:00a.m.,June18,2015,through6:00a.m.,June19,2015.

STATUSREPORT:(asof6:00a.m.)

THREATSTATUS:

NationalTerrorismAdvisorySystem:

Therearenocurrentalerts.

EOCSTATUS:

StateEOCActivation:None
CountyEOCActivations:None

CAPABILITIESSTATUS:
PAAll-HazardsType-3IncidentManagementTeamMissionCapable
PA-TaskForce2(PA-TF2)-Search&Rescue-MissionCapable
PA-TaskForce1(PA-TF1)UrbanSearch&RescueMissionCapable

INFRASTRUCTURESTATUS:
MajorRoadClosures:None
PowerOutageReports:Asof5:45a.m.,3,406customers.
TelephoneOutageReports:None

SIGNIFICANTEVENTS:


OPEN:
COMMERCIALSTRUCTUREFIRE/WATERSUPPLYANDCONTAMINATIONISSUES-AdamsCounty,6/8/15-Cleanupcontinuesat
thesiteoftheMillerChemical&FertilizerCo.fireinConewagoTownship.TheDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtectioniscoordinating
operationswiththeprivatecontractorandismonitoringwaterwaysandwellsforcontamination.

TEXASEMACREQUESTStateofTexas,6/10/15TheLogisticsSectionprocessedanEMACrequestfromtheStateofTexasfor
sixDisasterRecoveryCenter(DRC)managers.ThemanagersdeployedtoAustin,TXyesterday.Onemanagerhasalreadybeen
assignedtoopenaDRCinHouston.ThedeploymenthasthesixreturningtoPennsylvaniaon6/30/15.TheDepartmentofHuman
Servicesprovidedthepersonnelforthedeployment.

BRIDGECOLLAPSEAlleghenyCounty,6/18/15WhileunderconstructiontheUS-219PennsyBridgeinRidgewayBorough
collapsed.Thereweretwominorinjuriesandonecriticallyinjuredconstructionworker.Heavyequipmentfromtheconstructionsite
enteredthewater.US-219isclosedinbothdirectionsandisstillusingthecurrentdetourtheyhadsetupforconstructionworkthat
wasongoing.Theyhavenoestimatedtimeofreopeningthebridge.

CLOSED:
WATERMAINBREAKPhiladelphiaCounty,6/18/15-A48inchwatermainbreakoccurredintheareaofFoxStreetandRoberts
AvenueintheCityofPhiladelphia.Sixtotwelvebusinesseswereaffected.Alongtermrecoveryisexpected.Thisincidentisclosed.

DISASTERDECLARATIONS:
None

CONTIGUOUSSTATEEVENTSOFPOTENTIALINTERESTTOPENNSYLVANIA:
Delaware:Nosignificanteventsatthistime.
Maryland:Nosignificanteventsatthistime.
NewJersey:Nosignificanteventsatthistime.
NewYork:Nosignificanteventsatthistime.
Ohio:Nosignificanteventsatthistime.
WestVirginia:Nosignificanteventsatthistime.

24-hourProjectedWeatherStatewide:

NationalWeatherService,6:15a.m.,6/18/15:
Showerswillcontinuetodiminishacrossthestatethroughmid-morning.Anearlystationaryfrontalboundarymayproduceisolated
thunderstormsthisafternoonacrossthesoutherntier.Otherwisemorningcloudsshouldgivewaytopartlysunnyskiesbythis
afternoon.Highstodaywillrangefromthelower70snorthtomid80sinthesoutheast.

Somedrierairwillworkinfromthenorthtonightallowinglowstodipintotheupper40sinthenortheast.Lowswillremainquitemildin
themid60sinthesouthwestandsoutheastcornersoftheCommonwealthwhereanisolatedshowercannotberuledout.

HumiditywillgraduallyincreaseagainonSaturdayasafrontalboundarywagglesbacknorthward.Increasingcloudswillbeaccompanied
byscatteredshowersandthunderstormsstatewide.Thesewillbecomemorenumerousacrossthesouthasthedaywearson.Highson
Saturdaywillpeakinthelower70stoaround80degrees.

WATCHESANDWARNINGS:
None

TROPICALWEATHEROUTLOOK:

LOTTERYREPORT
Totalsalesareup$1,094,967.50(3.12%)fromthesameweeklastyear.
Thisweekstotalsales$36,164,682.00

Instantsalesareup$1,073,931.00(4.14%)fromthesameweeklastyear.
Thisweeksinstantsales$27,017,206.00

Terminalbasegamesalesareup$21,026.50(0.23%)fromthesameweeklastyear.
Thisweeksterminalbasegamesales$9,147,476.00

TodaysJackpots(LastYear)
PB$80($60)
MM$44($20)
M6$750,000($1,800,000)
Cash5$800,000($225,000)


KathieSmith|ExecutiveAssistanttotheGovernor
OfficeofGovernorTomWolf
Room225MainCapital|HarrisburgPA17120
Phone:
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E-mail:
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06/19/201508:45:34AM

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Subject:

Governor'sOfficePressClips-June19,2015

GovernorWolf

HanoverEveningSun:Veterans,Gov.TomWolfgatherinGettysburg
http://www.eveningsun.com/local/ci 28340227/veterans-gov-tom-wolf-gather-gettysburg

FOX43:VIDEO:GovernorTomWolfjoinsveteransforVFWConvention
http://fox43.com/2015/06/18/governor-tom-wolf-joins-veterans-for-vfw-convention/

GettysburgTimes:Gov.WolfpraisesVFW'sworkincommunities(Subscriptionrequired)
http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/local/article fa12af05-ef7f-53c7-95c8-89dc89f80972.html

TimesLeader:Gov.Wolf:Taxthegasindustrytopayforeducation
http://timesleader.com/news/news/154149521/

SunburyDailyItem:GovlaudsClausiroleincreationof150jobs
http://www.dailyitem.com/news/new-jobs-coming-to-northumberland-county-gov-says/article 76042398-15e1-11e5-8045-5f26751dfe21.html

Times-Tr bune:Editorial:Progressondisabilityfront
http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/progress-on-disability-front-1.1900249

F&MPoll

PoliticsPA:PA-Gov:F&MPoll:WolfsApprovalRatingsRemainSteady
http://www.politicspa.com/pa-gov-fm-poll-wolfs-approval-ratings-remain-steady/67108/

PatriotNews:Pennsylvanianswantpotforsickpatientsandlifesentencesformurderers,pollsays
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/06/post 763.html#incart m-rpt-2

BEFCommission

PatriotNews:Gov.WolfpraisesnewplanfordolingoutmoneytoPa.schools
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/06/proposed education funding for.html

MorningCall:Panel:Educationfundingneedstobebasedon'equity,fairness'
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-new-school-funding-formula-20150618-story.html

AP:NewPennsylvaniaschoolfundingformulawinspanel'sOK
http://www.njherald.com/story/29348739/new-pennsylvania-school-funding-formula-wins-panels-ok

PhiladelphiaDailyNews:CommissionrecommendsnewfundingformulaforPa.schools
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150619 Commission recommends new funding formula for Pa

schools.html#lHtQdmsyuSocWXvq.99

PhiladelphiaInquirer:Panel:Paneedstooverhaulschoolfunding
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20150619 Panel

Pa needs to overhaul school funding.html#LBEGqJqVLlsPXK89.99

Tribune-Review:Pa.educationfundingreportincludeschangestofixdisparities
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/8555671-74/aid-state-per#axzz3dEMkeL34

PittsburghPost-Gazette:NewPennsylvaniaschoolfundingformulawinsendorsementofbipartisanpanel
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/06/18/New-Pennsylvania-school-funding-formula-wins-endorsement-ofpanel/stories/201506180168

Newsworks:BipartisanpanelcallsfornewformulatodivvyupPa.educationaid
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/83207-bipartisan-panel-calls-for-new-formula-to-divvy-up-pa-education-aid

KYWNewsradio:SuggestedOverhaultoPa.SchoolFundingFormulaMadePublic
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/06/18/suggested-overhaul-to-pa-school-funding-formula-made-public/

Tribune-Democrat:PanelrecommendsnewformulatofundpublicschoolsinPa.
http://www.tribdem.com/news/panel-recommends-new-formula-to-fund-public-schools-in-pa/article cf25bb06-1633-11e5-9a65fbc0ddb70d8a.html

AroundtheCapitol:Gov.Wolf,legislatorsdiscussnewfundingformula
http://wallaby.telicon.com/PA/l brary/2015/20150618CZ.HTM

PLSReporter:Conditionsalreadyplacedonuseoffairereducationfundingformula?
http://www.theplsreporter.com/Home/TabId/56/ArtMID/472/ArticleID/775/Conditions-already-placed-on-use-of-fairer-education-fundingformula.aspx


PLSReporter:VIDEO:Vereb,BrownediscussBasicEducationFundingCommissionReport
http://www.plsreporter.com/Home/TabId/56/artmid/472/articleid/774/Default.aspx#.VYMT-wIC9FA.twitter

Education

ReadingEagle:Localschooldistrictshavevariedplansforspendingadditionalfunds
http://readingeagle.com/news/article/local-school-districts-have-varied-plans-for-spending-additional-funds#.VYQMUvlVhBc

PhiladelphiaTribune:Report:State'sdistricts'budgetchallengeshighlighted
http://www.phillytrib.com/news/report-state-s-districts-budget-challenges-highlighted/article_1ea4a67b-e6e2-5310-a1c6-85c6c968c6ba.html

Budget

PAIndependent:PAGOPleadershipwithinadayorsoofagreeingonpensionreform,liquorprivatization
http://paindependent.com/2015/06/pa-gop-leadership-within-a-day-or-so-of-agreeing-on-pension-reform-liquor-privatization/

PatriotNews:Summervacation?Whatsummervacation?Budgetdebatederailsplans
http://blog.pennlive.com/capitol-notebook/2015/06/summer_vacation_what_summer_va.html#incart_river

MontgomeryMedia:Editorial:BabyishbickeringahazardtoPennsylvania
http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2015/06/19/north_penn_life/opinion/doc55765ecde020e872504907.txt

BucksCountyCourierTimes:Op-EdbyGeneBarr:Raisingtaxesandborrowingmoneyarenotrealsolutions
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/guest/raising-taxes-and-borrowing-money-are-not-real-solutions/article_0d2cef6e-ac6e-53d6969a-48bd6e356420.html

LockHavenExpress:SomehospitalofficialsdontlikeWolfbudget(Subscriptionrequired)
http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/571966/Some-hospital-officials-don-t-like-Wolf-budget.html?nav=5009

Fracking

StateImpact/NPR:DEPplansnewfrackingchemicaldisclosuresite,promisesmoretransparency
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/06/18/dep-plans-new-fracking-chemical-disclosure-site-promises-more-transparency/


StateImpact/NPR:Newfrackingjobsnumberlikelymoreaccurate,sayeconomists
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/06/18/new-fracking-jobs-number-likely-more-accurate-say-economists/

PatriotNews:DennisRoddy:FallingdownWolf'sshalejobsrabbithole--it'sawildride
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2015/06/disappearing down wolfs shale.html

DepartmentNews

PatriotNews:Pa.highereducationgrantsupplementapproved
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/pa higher education grant supp.html

PatriotNews:Pennsylvaniatobeawarded$5millionofnationwidegranttoexpandjobtraining
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/06/pennsylvania grant program.html#incart river

Tribune-Review:PennsylvaniaDepartmentofEducationfine-tunesdatatoeliminateerrors
http://triblive.com/news/education/8577432-74/data-teacher-average#ixzz3dVhYIkQg

DeathPenalty

ReadingEagle:SlainReadingofficer'swidowamongthosetomeetWolfregardingdeathpenalty
http://readingeagle.com/news/article/slain-reading-officers-widow-among-those-to-meet-wolf-regarding-death-penalty#sthash.aeJlLa0x.dpuf

WITF:ResponsesfiledinsuitoverPa.deathpenaltymoratorium
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/83185-responses-filed-in-suit-over-pa-death-penalty-moratorium

LegalIntelligencer:RespondentsBackWolf's'Unlimited'ReprievePower
http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/home/id=1202729837176/Respondents-Back-Wolfs-Unlimited-Reprieve-Power?
mcode=1202617075166&curindex=0&slreturn=20150518164609

YorkDailyRecord:DeathrowinmateTerranceWilliams'sattorneydefendsGovernorWolf'sactions
http://www.ydr.com/local/ci 28342194/death-row-inmate-terrance-williamss-attorney-defends-governor

AGKane


PhiladelphiaInquirer:LeakprobeleadstoanewwarrantatKane'soffice
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150619 Leak probe leads to a new warrant at Kane s office.html#I3qCCVSI73RqY2TP.99

Tribune-Review:InvestigatorsservesearchwarrantsinofficesofAGKane
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/8592664-74/kane-attorney-grand#ixzz3dRZSKvrV

PatriotNews:ProsecutorremainssilentonlatestsearchinKathleenKaneprobe
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/06/prosecutor remains silent on l.html

PatriotNews:Anotherday,morewarrantsforAGKane.Theunseemlycharadehastoend:FridayMorningCoffee
http://blog.pennlive.com/capitol-notebook/2015/06/another day more warrants for.html

PAHouseandSenate

Times-Tribune:Municipalpensionsuggestionsemerging
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/municipal-pension-suggestions-emerging-1.1900463

YorkDispatch:Grove'simmunizationbillheadstoGov.Wolf'sdesk
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci 28337007/groves-immunization-bill-heads-gov-wolfs-desk

PittsburghPost-Gazette:StatelegislatortoapproachGov.WolfaboutCCACDonoraplan
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/06/18/State-legislator-Peter-Daley-to-approach-Gov-Tom-Wolf-about-CCAC-Donoraplan/stories/201506180181

MorningCall:Mockingpoliticsandpoliticiansin140charactersorless
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-mocking-politics-and-politicians-in-140-characters-or-less-20150618story.html

LetterstotheEditor

PhiladelphiaDailyNews:LTEbyDarrellClarke:BlameHarrisburg,notcity
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20150618_Letters__Sheriff_s_sales_misrepresented.html

YorkDispatch:LTE:Landtrustsupportsshaletax

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/opinion/ci 28337525/letter-land-trust-supports-shale-tax

PatriotNews:LTEbyGeneBarr:Educationisimportant,butseverancetaxisn'tthewaytoimproveitinPennsylvania
http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2015/06/severance tax would hurt econo.html#incart river

Tribune-Review:Forgetseverancetax
http://triblive.com/opinion/letters/8577186-74/pennsylvania-industry-job#axzz3dVYywyiy

MorningCall:Taxingcandyisnotasweetdeal
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/letters/mc-candy-tax-oppose-lawmakers-pye-20150618-story.html

MorningCall:AbsolutepowerinHarrisburg
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/letters/mc-wolf-rough-month-absolute-power-reichelderfer-20150617-story.html

Capitolwire:Bannerdayatthecapitolforpubliceducation.
ByChristenSmith
StaffReporter
Capitolwire
HARRISBURG(June18)AraremoodstrucktheGeneralAssemblyThursdaywhentheBasicEducationFundingCommission
announceditsrecommendationforanewfundingformula.
Forjustoneday,theusualpartisanbickeringoverpubliceducationtookabackseataslawmakerscrossedtheaisletopateachother
onthebackandcommendoneanotherforajobwelldone.
EvenGov.TomWolfwasallsmilesashesatsandwichedbetweenthetwoRepublicancommissionco-chairs,Rep.MikeVereb,RMontgomery,andSen.PatBrowne,R-Lehigh,duringapressconferenceinthegovernor'sreceptionroom.
ThisisabigstepforwardforthepeopleofPennsylvaniaandforoureducationsystem,Wolfsaid.Ithinkit'sareallystrongstatement
andit'sasignwecanactuallyreachacrosspartylinesandacrosstheaisletodoreallyimportantthingsforthepeopleof
Pennsylvania.
The15-membercommissioncreatedbyAct51of2014spentthelastyearholdinghearingsacrossthestateandgatheringinput
onwhataneweducationsubsidyformulashouldlooklike,whatitshouldconsider,andhowitcomparestootherstates.
Forthelasttwodecades,theGeneralAssemblyhasreliedonapatchworkoffundingmechanismswhenfunnelingoutitsstatesubsidy
yearafteryear:typically,aholdharmlessallocation,whichguaranteesadistrictwillreceiveatleastthesameamountofstatedollars
asitdidtheyearbefore,plusadditionaldollarsawardedforspecialcircumstanceswithinadistrict,oftencalledsupplements.
Forexample,adistrictwithalargepopulationofEnglish-language-learners(ELL)orchildrenlivinginpoverty,wouldreceivemorestate
fundingthanawealthierdistrictwithoutthosechallenges.
Thenewformuladoesn'tabandonthesupplementidea,entirely.Instead,itconsidersthesupplementsaspartofthebasicformulaitself.
Childrenlivinginacutepoverty,definedasahouseholdmedianincomerangingwithin100percentofthefederalpovertylevel,carrymore
weightthanchildrenlivingbetween100and184percentofthefederalpovertylevel,andthesechildrencarrymoreweightthanachild
who'sfamilyincomedoesn'tfallwithinthepovertyguidelinesatall.
Likewise,ELLstudentsaddmoreweighttotheper-pupilspendingcalculation,asdoesadistrict'scharterschoolenrollmenttotal.
Onceaweightedstudentheadcountiscalculated,thatnumberisthenweightedagainbythemedianhouseholdincomeindex,the
localtaxeffortcapacityindexandsparsitysizeadjustment,ifthedistricthaslowpopulationdensity.

HouseEducationCommitteeMajorityChairmanRep.StanSaylor,R-York,saidthispartoftheequationrepresentsanimportantchange
fromthewaythestateusedtocalculaterelativewealth.Insteadofusinganoutdatedaidratio,thestatewillnowanalyzehousehold
incomedatageneratedbytheU.S.Censustogetaclearerunderstandingofadistrict'soverallwealthandabilitytoraisetaxrevenue.
ThefinalnumberwillbemultipliedbythefundingallocationsetbytheLegislatureeachJuneandthendividedbythestate'stotal
adjustedstudentweightheadcount,togenerateeachdistrict'sshareofstateeducationfunding.
Saylorsaidtheresultwillbethatsomedistrictsparticularlythosewhichhavebeenunder-fundedfordecadeswillreceiveahigher
percentageofnewfunding,thougheverydistrictwillseeapieceofthepie.
Andwhilethismightbethefirststep,manyquestionslingerabouthowthisnewformulawillimproveschoolfundinginequitiesand
when.
SaylorandSenateEducationCommitteeMajorityChairmanLloydSmucker,R-Lancaster,saidThursdaytheywillmoveabillthrough
theirrespectivecommitteesearlynextweek.Thegoal,commissionmemberssaid,istoenactthenewformulaalongsidethestate
budgetbytheendofthemonth.
It'simportanttonote,however,thecommission,atthistime,recommendsthatonlynewstatefundingforbasiceducationbesubjectto
theformulaso,forexample,iftheLegislatureappropriates$400millionextraasrequestedbythegovernor,thenonly$400millionwill
bedistributedtodistrictsusingthenewformula.
Lastyear,theGeneralAssemblyappropriated$5.52billiontobasiceducation.Thegovernor'sproposed$400millionincreaseamounts
toroughly7percentofthetotalbasiceducationsubsidy.
Thecommissionsaysit'suptotheGeneralAssemblytodecidewhattodowiththestate'sdecades-oldholdharmlessprovision,
thoughBrowneadmittedthatprovision,asamatterofpublicpolicy,isn'taccommodatedintheformula.
Whatdowedowiththecurrentpoolofdollars?Andtheremightbeafuturepoolofdollars.Thosearebudgetdecisions,Brownesaid.
Thosearedecisionstheassemblywilldecideandwhethertoapplytheformulatothecurrentpoolofdollarsortoafuturepoolof
dollars.
Thehold-harmlessprovisionprovedtobeanearlypointofcontentionforthecommission.
InheropeningstatementsatitsfirsthearinginAugust2014,Rep.DonnaOberlander,R-Clarion,toldthecommissionshewouldvote
againstanynewformulathatharmsruralschooldistrictswhojustifiablydependonstatedollarsguaranteedthroughthehold-harmless
provision.
It'sanopinionshesaysalargecontingentoftheHouseRepublicanCaucusholds,thoughnoofficialcaucus-widepositionontheissue
existedatthetime.
Thehold-harmlessprovisionisimportanttomanyschooldistricts,includingmyown,shetoldthecommission.Inaruralschool
districtwithalimitedtaxbase,statesupportisneededtohelpschooldistrictsfulfillthisvitalfunction(ascenters)fortheircommunities.
Whilethecommissionwillbeexaminingthehold-harmlessprovision,Iwillguardagainstaformulathathurtsthoseschooldistrictsthat
justifiablyreliedonhold-harmless.
ThecommissionsexecutivesummaryreleasedThursdayagainacknowledgedtheimpactofhold-harmlessonthestate's500school
districts,indicatingtwo-thirdsofthosewouldreceiveapproximately$1billionlessinstatefunding.
Smuckersaidthecommissionenvisionedtheformulaasalong-rangefixtobadeducationpoliciesofyearspast.
Youcan'tfix30yearsofhistoryinoneyear,hesaid.
Hesaidtheideais,thatasstateeducationfundingincreasesyearafteryearso,underWolf'sbudgetproposal,theLegislaturewould
increasespendingby$2billionoverthenextfouryearsalargerandlargerpieceofeducationfundingwillbesubjectedtothenew
formula.
That,inofitself,overtime,willaffectdramaticallythewaywefundpubliceducation,Smuckersaid.
Inthemeantime,thenewformulahasgeneratednothingbutpositivefeedback.
OnbehalfofTheSchoolDistrictofPhiladelphia,IapplaudtheworkoftheBasicEducationFundingCommissionindevelopingagood,
thoughtfulformulathatconsidersthefactorsthataffectstudentlearning,saidWilliamHite,superintendentofthePhiladelphiaSchool
District.Weappreciatetheformulasinclusionofbothconcentrationanddepthofimpoverishedcircumstancesforstudentsandschool
districts,alongwithitsfocusontheneedsofEnglishlanguagelearnersandexpensesrelatedtocharterschoolenrollment.
Thisisapromisingsetofrecommendations,saidJamesPaul,seniorpolicyanalystfortheCommonwealthFoundation.Membersof
thecommissionaremakingaconcertedefforttofundstudentsnotsystems,districts,orbuildings.Thisisasharpdeparturefromthe
statusquoandmuch-neededstepintherightdirection.

PSEAcommendsthebipartisanworkofthecommission,saidWytheKeever,spokesmanforthePennsylvaniaStateEducation
Association.OurmembersareeagertoworkwithRepublicans,Democrats,andGov.Wolftoproperlyfundourpublicschools,investin
ourstudents,andmakesurethatthewayPennsylvaniaprovidesstatefundingisfairforeverychild.WecallontheGeneralAssembly
tobeginanewefforttoadequatelyandfairlyfundpublicschoolsbeginningwiththe2015-16statebudget.
JoanBenso,presidentandCEOofthePennsylvaniaPartnershipforChildren,saidshecouldn'tbehappierwiththecommission's
recommendation.Infact,shesaid,itwassimilartoaformulasuggestedbyPPCearlierthisyear.
Itwillgoalongwayovertimetoclosethegapbetweenthebigdisparity,thebiggestdisparityinthecountry,shesaid.Theythought
aboutanewwaytodetermineacommunity'sabilitytogeneratetherevenuenecessarytoeducatetheirkidsandrevampedaidratio,
whichislongoverdueandhelpsdrivethedisparatestatesupportacrossdistricts.Todayisagreatday.
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Karge,Jenna

Senttime: 06/18/201505:08:01PM
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Failor,DebraBarsotti,MichaelGhormoz,RobertMcGinty,KathleenPhillips,Betsy(GOV)Shafer,JosephSmith,KathieCross,Elena
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Subject:

KAMSchedule6/19/15

ChiefofStaffKatieMcGinty
Friday,June19,2015

Location:Philadelphia
Weather:Philadelphia,PartlyCloudy,89,65
Session:N/A

9:00am11:30am
PersonalAppointment

1:45pm3:00pm
TraveltoPhiladelphia

2:00pm2:30pm
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Staff:COS
Attendees:JohnRoman,SusanKreitzer

3:00pm4:00pm
SummerJobsEvent
PhiladelphiaWorkforceInvestmentBoard,1601MarketSt,Philadelphia
Staff:COS,Barsotti
Attendees:RegineMetellus,SenVincentHughes,MichaelDiBerardinis,PresidentDarrellClarke,ChekemmaFulmore
Townsend,StephanieGambone,PatEiding,RyanBoyer,SenTinaTartaglione

4:30pm5:00pm
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Stone,Sophie

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06/18/201510:37:29AM

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Stone,Sophie

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PhiladelphiaDailyNews:LTEbyDarrellClarke:BlameHarrisburg,notcity

PhiladelphiaDailyNews:LTEbyDarrellClarke:BlameHarrisburg,notcity
http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20150618_Letters__Sheriff_s_sales_misrepresented.html

ItisdisappointingtowatchtheDailyNewsabandonitspublicservicemissionandspreadmisinformationaboutschoolsfundinginPhiladelphiafornoperceivable
purposeotherthantotakehitsatpublicofficials.
CityCouncilhasincreasedfundingtotheSchoolDistrictofPhiladelphiabymorethan$327millionoverthepastfouryears.Wewillexceed$423millioninnew
schoolfundingwithnextyear'sbudget.
Philadelphiapublicschoolsareinperpetualcrisisbecauseofourstategovernment'srefusaltoappropriatelyfundasystemitcompletelycontrols.Statefunding
forthestate-runPhiladelphiaschoolsystemhasdroppedbyapproximately$150millionoverthelastfouryears.
Theproblemisn'tinCityHall.It'sinHarrisburg.
Bymisleadingthepublic,theDailyNewsisdirectingadvocacyawayfromthestatecapitol,whereitisneededmost.CityCouncilhasonlyeverheededthemoral
imperativetosupportpubliceducationbyraisingtaxesforourschoolseveryyearsince2011.
Wehaveraisedtaxesonhouseholds,businesses,tobaccoproductsandsales,andarepoisedtoraisemoretaxesonparkinggarages,allwhilethecityhas
improvedtaxcollection.
Andit'sstillnotenough-until,perhaps,now.Gov.TomWolfhasintroducedacommonsensebudgetthatrestoresfundingforpubliceducationbytaxing
corporationsandindustriesmoreequitably.
AllPennsylvaniansshouldcallontheirelectedstaterepresentativestoworkwithGov.Wolftoright-sizestateandlocalfundingproportionstoourschools.Once
Philadelphia'sbudgetispassed,IwillspendmysummertravelingtoHarrisburgtoadvocateforfull,fairfunding,asI'vedoneeverysummerofthiscrisis.
Ihopeparents,educators,advocatesandevenpunditswhogenuinelywantwhatourschoolsdeservewilljoinme.
DarrellClarke
President,PhiladelphiaCityCouncil,
5thDistrict

Readmoreathttp://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20150618 Letters

SophieStone|PressAssistant
OfficeofCommunications|OfficeoftheGovernor
308MainCapitolBuilding|Harrisburg,PA17120
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Sheriff s sales misrepresented.html#Oi2R3P5UuUJXfmto.99

From:

Stone,Sophie

Senttime:

06/29/201503:51:19PM

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Stone,Sophie

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PhillyMag:CandidatesLoveaCamera

CandidatesLoveaCamera
Phillypolssharetheirselfies.Well,selfies.Notallofthemwereclearontheconcept.
B YPATRICKKERKSTRA|JUNE29,2015AT2:38PM

JulysPhiladelphiamagazineisTheSelfieIssue.Whetheryoucheckitoutonline,orpickupaglossycopy,youllbe
treatedtodozensofself-portraitsofbeautiful,interestingPhiladelphiansandabunchofpoliticians.
Citifiedbeingwhatitis,wereheretofocusonthelatter.Apologies.
Butwait,beforeyougo,takeamomenttocheckoutDarrellClarkeontheracetrack(seriously),SamKatzgetting
alittlehandsywiththePope,VinceFumomakingtheabsolutemostofthisimagerehabopportunity,andmore.
Oh,andifthere'sapolyouthinkshouldbeincludedwho'snot,oddsaregoodweaskedthemtoparticipateandthey
declined(ittookMayorNutter'spressofficeanimpressivefourminutestorejectourinvitation).

Firstup,thisclassicAmericancouple.

Wait,sorry,wrongpic.

TomWolfwithwifeFrancesinPhiladelphia,March20,2015.

Readmoreandseeotherselfiesathttp://www.phillymag.com/citified/2015/06/29/citified-politicianselfies/#r7OXqDJlbkvbISkX.99

SophieStone|PressAssistant
OfficeofCommunications|OfficeoftheGovernor
308MainCapitolBuilding|Harrisburg,PA17120
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From:

Clark,RobertJ.(Phila)<

Senttime:

06/22/201507:12:33PM

To:

McGinty,KathleenBane,Yesenia

Subject:

Updateon1500FairmountAvenue

Katie&Yesenia,

Ihopealliswell.ThankyouagainfortakingthetimetomeetwithmeandRALafewweeksagoabouttheirRACPapplicationfor
1300FairmountAvenueinNorthPhiladelphia.WehavemadesignificantprogresssinceourmeetingthatIwantedtoupdateyou
on.TheRedevelopmentAuthorityisintheprocessofidentifyingNTIfundstodirectlycontributetotheprojectonbehalfofthe
City.CityCouncilgrantedpreliminaryapprovaltotheprojectbypassinganordinancethispastThursday.Thelinksatthebottom
ofthise-maildetailtheCommitteehearingthatledtothisfinalapproval.Finally,wearealsoinvolvedinnegotiationswitha
supermarketoperatorthathaveprogressedsignificantlysincewemet.Asthingsdevelop,Iwillcontinuetoupdateyou.

IknowhowbusyyouaresoIwillhighlightonequotefromtheseclips(lastlink):

CityCouncilpresidentDarrellClarke,whosedistrictincludesthesite,isthrilledabouttheproject.
ThisisaprojectthatwillstimulatethedevelopmentoftheDivineLorraineHotel,whichisadjacenttothat.AndIthinkthat
thisparticularsectionoftownisonthecuspofsomesignificantdevelopmentopportunities.ThisisreallygoingtotakeNorth
Broadtoanotherlevel,ClarketoldKYWNewsradio.
TheDivineLorrainewasshutteredmorethanadecadeago,andeffortstorevivethesitesofarhavefailed.
Clarkesaysthecurrentowner,EBRealtyManagement,hopestoalsoturnitintoresidentialunitsandretail,andhesaysthe
13thandFairmountprojectwillhelpthisotherdevelopergetfinancing.
TheDivineLorraineprobablygetsitsfinancingenhancedbytheotherdevelopment.Andtheotherdevelopmentgetsenhanced
nexttoahistoricalmarkersuchastheDivineLorraine.SoIthinkitswinwinforall,Clarkesaid.

Iknowourrequestissignificant.Wearealsoseekingotherpublicsourcesoffunding,suchasNewMarketsTaxCredits.We
wouldbehappytodiscussalternativestoa$15milliongrantortospreadoutourrequestoutovermultiplerounds,Iunderstand
completelyhowfiercethecompetitionisbutthisistrulyanimpactfulprojectwhoselocationwillmakeastatementthatthe
GovernorcaresaboutdevelopingPhiladelphia'sneighborhoods.

Hereistherecentmediacoverage:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/component/flexicontent/items/item/82856-supermarket-could-help-stimulate-redvelopmentof-north-phillys-divine-lorraine-area

http://www.phillymag.com/property/2015/06/09/divine-lorraine-1300-fairmount/

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150610_Redevelopment_projects_get_thumbs-up_from_Council_committee.html

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/06/09/redevelopment-project-adjacent-to-divine-lorraine-hotel-gets-council-oks/

Thanksagainandhangintherethisweek!Andnext..andafterthat.PleaseletmeknowifIcanhelpinanyway.

BJ

RobertJ.Clark
BallardSpahrLLP
1735MarketStreet,51stFloor
Philadelphia,PA19103-7599

Direct
Fax

|www.ballardspahr.com

From:

Clark,RobertJ.(Phila)<

Senttime:

06/22/201507:12:33PM

To:

McGinty,KathleenBane,Yesenia

Subject:

Updateon1500FairmountAvenue

Katie&Yesenia,

Ihopealliswell.ThankyouagainfortakingthetimetomeetwithmeandRALafewweeksagoabouttheirRACPapplicationfor
1300FairmountAvenueinNorthPhiladelphia.WehavemadesignificantprogresssinceourmeetingthatIwantedtoupdateyou
on.TheRedevelopmentAuthorityisintheprocessofidentifyingNTIfundstodirectlycontributetotheprojectonbehalfofthe
City.CityCouncilgrantedpreliminaryapprovaltotheprojectbypassinganordinancethispastThursday.Thelinksatthebottom
ofthise-maildetailtheCommitteehearingthatledtothisfinalapproval.Finally,wearealsoinvolvedinnegotiationswitha
supermarketoperatorthathaveprogressedsignificantlysincewemet.Asthingsdevelop,Iwillcontinuetoupdateyou.

IknowhowbusyyouaresoIwillhighlightonequotefromtheseclips(lastlink):

CityCouncilpresidentDarrellClarke,whosedistrictincludesthesite,isthrilledabouttheproject.
ThisisaprojectthatwillstimulatethedevelopmentoftheDivineLorraineHotel,whichisadjacenttothat.AndIthinkthat
thisparticularsectionoftownisonthecuspofsomesignificantdevelopmentopportunities.ThisisreallygoingtotakeNorth
Broadtoanotherlevel,ClarketoldKYWNewsradio.
TheDivineLorrainewasshutteredmorethanadecadeago,andeffortstorevivethesitesofarhavefailed.
Clarkesaysthecurrentowner,EBRealtyManagement,hopestoalsoturnitintoresidentialunitsandretail,andhesaysthe
13thandFairmountprojectwillhelpthisotherdevelopergetfinancing.
TheDivineLorraineprobablygetsitsfinancingenhancedbytheotherdevelopment.Andtheotherdevelopmentgetsenhanced
nexttoahistoricalmarkersuchastheDivineLorraine.SoIthinkitswinwinforall,Clarkesaid.

Iknowourrequestissignificant.Wearealsoseekingotherpublicsourcesoffunding,suchasNewMarketsTaxCredits.We
wouldbehappytodiscussalternativestoa$15milliongrantortospreadoutourrequestoutovermultiplerounds,Iunderstand
completelyhowfiercethecompetitionisbutthisistrulyanimpactfulprojectwhoselocationwillmakeastatementthatthe
GovernorcaresaboutdevelopingPhiladelphia'sneighborhoods.

Hereistherecentmediacoverage:

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/component/flexicontent/items/item/82856-supermarket-could-help-stimulate-redvelopmentof-north-phillys-divine-lorraine-area

http://www.phillymag.com/property/2015/06/09/divine-lorraine-1300-fairmount/

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150610_Redevelopment_projects_get_thumbs-up_from_Council_committee.html

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/06/09/redevelopment-project-adjacent-to-divine-lorraine-hotel-gets-council-oks/

Thanksagainandhangintherethisweek!Andnext..andafterthat.PleaseletmeknowifIcanhelpinanyway.

BJ

RobertJ.Clark
BallardSpahrLLP
1735MarketStreet,51stFloor
Philadelphia,PA19103-7599

Direct
Fax

|www.ballardspahr.com