Budget Vote by York County House Republicans Means Support for Early Childhood Education

HARRISBURG – In voting to support a spending plan for the current fiscal year, York County’s House Republican delegation sent more than $1.6 million to five providers of half-day and/or full-day pre-kindergarten classes in York County. The five recipients of grants as part of the 2013-14 state budget are Crispus Attucks Association of York, the York City School District, York Day Nursery Inc., the York Jewish Community Center and the York YWCA.

The delegation members, House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), and Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover), issued the following statement in announcing the grants, which were among 159 distributed statewide in 59 counties, totaling $84.5 million:

“Just as it is a never ending experience, education is something that should begin as early in life as possible. We as a delegation are supporters of the Pre-K Counts program, and were proud to vote for a budget that sends additional support to these educators in York City and the surrounding area that uses their services. 

“All told, the 2013-14 budget provides an increase of $6.4 million more than in 2012-13 for Head Start and Pre-K Counts early childhood programs. This money is an investment in our children and an investment in our communities that will surely pay off down the road.”

York County House Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Scott Little
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