Rendell Signs Budget

Governor Rendell signed the budget today at an elementary school

Patriot News

With about four dozen elementary-age children from the Mechanicsburg area seated before him, Gov. Ed Rendell put pen to paper to enact the 2010-11 state budget that calls for spending $28 million.

Included in that plan is a $250 million increase for education. Rendell told the children who were attending a summer camp at Elmwood Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, “This budget is for you.”

He then posed a history quiz to the children asking the first- to third-graders what city the Declaration of Independence was signed? A boy quickly responded “Philadelphia.” He handed him a pen he used to sign the budget.

He then asked the older children to name one of the six men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. A child’s hand shot up immediately followed by the answer: “Ben Franklin.”

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