With this year's budget still sitting on the table in Harrisburg, Gov. Wolf says that next year, he wants to increase spending on early childhood education by $60 million.
That's on top of the $60 million he asked for in the current year's budget. The partial deal he signed in December provides $30 million for early childhood education.
Wolf said his new proposal would cover the costs of enrolling about 14,000 more Pennsylvania children in pre-K.
But what about the fact this year's budget still isn't completed? The governor is assuming that the state will have a budget in place by June — just in time for next year's deadline.
"I understand you cannot just throw money at education or any problem and hope to come to a good result," he said. "But you can't keep taking money away from something this important and expect to get to a good place."