Governor Corbett Issues Statement on House Passage of HB 1177

Revenues to Assist School District with Ongoing Financial Struggles:  

Governor Tom Corbett today released the following statement on the House's passage of HB 1177, the Cigarette Tax for Philadelphia:
"I commend the House of Representatives on the passage of HB 1177. This action will provide much-needed fiscal relief for the Philadelphia School District.  We will continue to work with all the parties, including the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, to address the ongoing financial struggles of the district.
"We have worked for over a year, above the partisan politics, to put the students of Philadelphia first.  I urge the Senate to concur on this much-needed relief for Philadelphia's schools."