2016-17 Budget Hearings


Final Pieces of Budget Help Schools Hire Substitute Teachers, Promote School Partnerships

July 13, 2016

A comprehensive education bill passed the Senate today as one of the final pieces of the 2016-2017 budget, and included initiatives inspired by two Lancaster-area senators to alleviate the substitute teacher shortage and incentivize the sharing of superintendents and other administrative services.[...Read More]

Smucker Bill to Ease the Substitute Teacher Shortage Passes the Senate

June 30, 2016

A bill authored by Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) to increase the pool of substitute teachers across the state passed the Senate today.
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Senate Passes Lean, On-Time Budget that Makes Education a Priority

June 29, 2016

Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) joined the majority of his Senate colleagues in voting for a fiscally responsible, on-time budget that provides new funding for education, reins in the growth of government, and holds the line on broad-based taxes, including the sales and personal income tax.[...Read More]

SB 1332, SR 7, HB 1827

June 24, 2016

Senate Education Committee - June 27, 2016[...Read More]

Senate Bills 850 and 1312 and House Bills 1606 and 1640

June 13, 2016

Senate Education Committee - June 15, 2016[...Read More]