Richer school districts often receive more education funding from the State at the expense of needier districts. Even though there are more Democrats than Republicans in Pennsylvania, our legislature is overwhelmingly Republican.
Philadelphia and the surrounding counties contribute more revenues to the state through business, income, and sales taxes than any other region of the state, yet we receive only a fraction of that money back in government services. While our General Assembly complains about Federal interference in local issues, it constantly enacts legislation to limit the independence of its municipalities. To address these inequalities, Blue Pennsylvania is working with our suburban allies to build upon the successes that Philly Neighborhood Networks has enjoyed in Philadelphia, through the identification of progressive candidates, voter registration and engagement, and ancillary services such as research and publicity.