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Corbett grants millions for Philly schools

Gov. Tom Corbett will get the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia the money it needs to open on time.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett speaks at a news conference on the Penn State campus in State College. Credit: Reuters Credit: Reuters

Gov. Tom Corbett will get the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia the money it needs to open on time.

According to the Associated Press, Corbett will green light a $265 million payment to the city schools. The money is apparently an advance on money the schools would normally get during the year.

The Governor told the AP that he was disappointed that state leaders did not approve the $2 per pack cigarette tax, and it must be passed when the state house reopens after the summer recess to ensure consistent funding into the future.

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