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Pennsylvania 4-year university tuitions jumped 33.7% over 15 years

Pennsylvania four-year public university tuition and fees went from $11,175 in 2004-05 to $14,937 in 2019-20, the 10th smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Pennsylvania legislators make base salary of $88,610 per year

State lawmakers in Pennsylvania now draw a base salary of $88,610 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Rep. Jared Solomon Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Pennsylvania House Rep. Jared Solomon (district 202), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Pennsylvania community college tuitions jumped 45.6% over 15 years

Pennsylvania two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,885 in 2004-05 to $5,658 in 2019-20, the 20th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Pennsylvania governor makes annual salary of $194,850

The governor of Pennsylvania now draws a yearly salary of $194,850, the fourth highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Pennsylvania K-12 schools spent $35.5 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Pennsylvania spent an estimated $35.5 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 2.9 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Pennsylvania children in foster care numbered 16,566 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Pennsylvania at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 16,566, a 1.9 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Pennsylvania, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Pennsylvania is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Pennsylvania K-12 schools paid out $18,028 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Pennsylvania spent $18,028 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the eighth highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

11.4% of Pennsylvania residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Pennsylvania residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 11.4 percent of the state’s population, the 26th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Pennsylvania offers 68 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Pennsylvania number 68, the 21st highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Pennsylvania schools get 56.3% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 56 percent of Pennsylvania public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the seventh highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Pennsylvania reach $11.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Pennsylvania amount to $11.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the seventh highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Pennsylvania averaged $67,535

Teachers’ salaries in Pennsylvania averaged $67,535 for the 2017-2018 school year, the ninth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Pennsylvania reach $11.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Pennsylvania amount to $11.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the fourth highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pennsylvania’s public pensions are 78.3 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Pennsylvania’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 78.3 percent of the total, the 15th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Pennsylvania reach $38.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Pennsylvania amount to $38.4 billion, the fifth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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