News & Brews June 5, 2023

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A look at dollars-per-vote in Philly mayor’s race

A few weeks back, I shared that Philly’s Democratic mayoral primary shattered spending records, at more than $31 million. Now, the Inquirer looks at how much each candidate raised per vote earned. At the top at $459 per vote was Jeff Brown, who finished 5th in the crowded field. Meanwhile, Cherelle Parker, who won the primary, raised $26 per vote.

Budget month in full swing

June is state budget month, with lawmakers and the governor hashing out details of Pa.’s spending plan for the next fiscal year. While June 30 is the traditional budget deadline, we’ve often blown past that deadline. You can keep track of House and Senate proceedings by clicking here (for the House) and here (for the Senate).

Pa. sees huge increase in education funding

New data from the Pa. Dep’t of Education shows per-pupil spending hit $21,263 in the 2021-22 academic year. This was up from $19,900 in 2020-21. Pa. ranks 8th in the nation in total per-student funding.

Watch: Interview with David McCormick

In the latest episode of PMA Perspective, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association’s Carl Marrara interviews former and potential U.S. Senate candidate David McCormick. The two discuss McCormick’s “work with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Institute’s Task Force on Manufacturing Competitiveness Report” as well as McCormick’s book, Superpower in Peril. Watch the program here.

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