Fairly funding education focus of Samuelson hearing Wednesday

Bethlehem, Aug. 31 – Pennsylvania regularly falls at the bottom nationally when it comes to adequately funding basic education and state Rep. Steve Samuelson is hosting a public hearing to discuss how the fair funding formula can help better serve students and the economy.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 online at www.pahouse.com/policy. The public and media are welcome to tune in online. Media inquiries may be submitted to policy@pahouse.net.

Samuelson, D-Northampton, will be joined by Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee, to further discuss how education investments ultimately result in economic returns to the state in the form of a more prepared workforce and productive citizens. Level Up funding from the current fiscal year will also be discussed.