A Pennsylvania program that supplies preschools and day-care centers with free computers and internet access is being targeted by a state lawmaker as inappropriate—especially in a time of budget shortfalls.

At issue is the question of how young is too young for children to be using computers in a government-sponsored program.

State Sen. Mary Jo White, R-Venango, is questioning a decision by the governor and the General Assembly to spend nearly $10 million a year—including $1.4 million in state funds and $8.4 million in federal money—to hook up day-care


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