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PA House Leadership Recaps 2021, Focusing on Economic Recovery in 2022


News The Pennsylvania State Capitol HARRISBURG, PA. (ErieNewsNow) – From rural broadband enhancement, to the distribution of American Rescue Plan dollars, 2021 was certainly a busy year for Pennsylvania state lawmakers.

House Majority Leader, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Minority Leader, Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) shared their thoughts on 2021, as well as what they’re looking ahead to in 2022.

Both leaders were proud of significant education advancements throughout the commonwealth.

“It included $100 million for Level Up, which is a program that drives funding to the poorest school districts across the commonwealth,” said Minority Leader McClinton

“We made some significant investments in education last year, both K-12, pre-k and higher education,” said Majority Leader Benninghoff.

Benninghoff and McClinton continue to lead their respective parties in the House as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to present challenges throughout the commonwealth.Both caucuses have different opinions on things like spending federal COVID relief and repairing the economy.House Democrats believe more federal funding that the commonwealth received can be used to help communities and industries throughout Pennsylvania right now. They drafted a plan to distribute the funds.“Our proposal only spends a small fraction of the $7 billion we were provided from the federal government,” said McClinton.The proposal, or […]

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