- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is disclosing how he’ll split up state funding for education after deciding to let the budget take effect without his signature and vetoing a separate bill that included an education aid distribution formula.

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday announced what school districts will get, prompting complaints from legislative Republicans that his approach ignores a formula that was the product of lengthy negotiations.

The governor says that funding formula isn’t fair unless the state restores the state’s subsidies to the levels they were at before being cut under his Republican predecessor.

He’s splitting up $50 million in new money, with most going to fund charter school reimbursements and restore those cuts.

House Republican Leader Dave Reed says Wolf is disregarding the negotiated formula that was fair and equitable.

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