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Pennsylvania’s plan for toxic schools raises questions

Legislators agree that Pennsylvania’s toxic schools – plagued with lead, asbestos and mold – need remediation, but House Republicans said that increasing the state’s debt load to do it seems like the wrong way to fix the problem.  In January, Gov. Tom Wolf suggested lawmakers authorize $1 billion in additional borrowing power through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP), a funding source traditionally reserved for economic and cultural revitalization projects across the state.  Read more....



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