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No immediate returns from road trip to Harrisburg for Philly schools, but still hope

By Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks on Jun 4, 2014 01:29 PM

The leader of Philadelphia City Council took a road trip to Harrisburg on Tuesday in search of additional funding sources for the city, but did not return with any commitments. 

Council President Darrell Clarke isn't talking much about the results of his lobbying trip to Harrisburg. 

"I've learned the simple reality is, as it relates to trying to get some support from the state, is it's best practices to keep the conversation relatively tight as it relates to members of the General Assembly and not have a negotiation in the public," Clarke said Wednesday. 

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Comments (4)

Submitted by Taxpayer (not verified) on June 4, 2014 3:59 pm
He's not talking because he has nothing to say. The state has said repeatedly that there will be no additional funding without concessions from the PFT. It's high time the PFT stepped up and contributed something to the cause.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on June 4, 2014 3:44 pm
How about you make concessions and make less money. PFT is already the lowest paid group of teachers in the state. Dummies like you are killing this society.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on June 4, 2014 5:20 pm
Please don't feed the troll.
Submitted by Poogie (not verified) on June 4, 2014 4:24 pm
Who takes Daryll Clarke seriously???? He spent a year not giving the district the 1% sales tax it was supposed to have last last Spring. He is going to use it to pay his DROP benefits. Benefits that are outrageous and no other city pays to to elected officials. And the people in Harrisburg are going to hand him more money?? He has any credibility in Harrisburg??

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