Philadelphia City Council weighs health-care costs

City Council pushed into the school-funding fight yesterday, passing a resolution that calls on Gov. Corbett and the Legislature to continue to fund full-day kindergarten.

Corbett's proposed budget cuts would eliminate grants that fund after-school programs and full-day kindergarten, according to advocates. The resolution was introduced by Council members Jannie Blackwell, Bill Green and Curtis Jones Jr.

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