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Adams, York legislators to join education funding challenge
Republican state representatives from Adams and York counties are joining other lawmakers with a planned challenge in Commonwealth Court to the state's education funding formula, according to a news release.
The challenge is to a rule dating to the early 1990s that means no school district can receive less general education funding from the state than it did in the previous year, said Scott Little, spokesman for Pennsylvania House Republicans.
The argument is that the provision leaves school districts that might have had enrollment declines in the last two decades still getting the same amount or more state money at the expense of districts in high-growth areas, he said.
Districts in high-growth areas, such as Adams and York counties, have had no choice but to raise local property taxes, according to the release.
Midstate representatives listed in the release are Keith Gillespie, Seth Grove, Ron Miller and Stan Saylor of York County; Dan Moul, whose district includes portions of Adams and Franklin counties; and Will Tallman, whose district includes portions of Adams and York counties.