Pennsylvania state Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria/Somerset, hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding and property tax reduction in the Greater Johnstown High School Auditorium on April 28, 2015. The hearing examined Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget, which includes increased education funding and a plan to reduce property taxes. Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, co-chaired the hearing, and local- and state-level education experts provided insight. Students from AP History attended the meeting.