The state of Pennsylvania is one of the two or three states in the country that does not have a state mechanism for funding schools. Essentially, each year school districts go to the state capital separately and ask their local representatives to fight each other over an unspecified, unbudgeted amount of pocket change that might possibly be used to some degree to fund the schools in the state. Please do not ask how well this works.
Finally, the state is being sued.
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Catching up on some recent news items we've seen:
The Pennsylvania State Legislature has passed a new bill giving the National Rifle Association legal standing to sue up to 28 towns that have passed local gun restrictions. The law is largely aimed at Philadelphia, the largest city, which has the highest gun crime rate of the group.
The change was added as an amendment to legislation about the theft of metal, which had more to do with stealing copper pipes from buildings.