House Appropriations Committee
Democrats are vowing to take any opportunity to try to force a vote and one of those opportunities came in the state House yesterday. Democrats tried to offer a Medicaid amendment to the budget.
The Pennsylvania Senate is poised to vote on a budget bill today, after the state House debated and passed the spending plan Thursday.
Higher education will still see major cuts in a budget deal negotiated by Governor Corbett and legislative leaders, although the pain will not be as bad as in the budget the governor originally proposed.