Allegheny County considers establishing much-debated children’s fund

Allegheny County considers establishing much-debated children’s fund

After a summer of lobbying, when given the choice to fund the $18 billion Children’s Fund through a property tax raise, Allegheny County voters narrowly rejected the measure. Months later, though the loss was disheartening for the initiative’s strongest supporters, it appears the county could have a children’s fund after all.

In a press release this week County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that a 26-member working group had been assembled to examine the feasibility of a children’s fund. Despite his being on record as opposing the property tax that would have funded the Our Kids, Our Future initiative, Fitzgerald said he felt the fund was necessary for the county’s children.  
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Ahead of election day referendum in Allegheny County, childhood education advocates rally support

Ahead of election day referendum in Allegheny County, childhood education advocates rally support

When they head to the polls on Nov. 6, Allegheny County voters can choose to raise their taxes—for the children. 
Friday, November 2, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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