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Pennsylvania Budget

File Photo: Dr. Donald Schwarz, Philadelphia's deputy mayor for health and opportunity.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Warn State Cuts Will Decimate Mental Health Services Here

Dr. Donald Schwarz says he has “not seen anything like this before.”

02/21/2012

(Mayor Nutter, in file photo.  Credit: Bobby Bank/ Getty Images)

Nutter Concerned About Corbett’s Social Service Budget Cuts

Mayor Nutter is voicing alarm at certain aspects of the budget unveiled by Governor Corbett on Monday. He’s warning of a rough ride for mental health programs, libraries and homeless centers.

02/09/2012

(File photo)

Phila. Chamber of Commerce CEO Will Head Penna. Higher Education Study Panel

The 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.

02/07/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.   Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Offers Pennsylvania Budget With Cuts To Universities, Welfare

Gov. Corbett is proposing 30-percent cuts in state funding for three state-related universities — Temple, Penn State, and Pitt — and 20-percent cuts for state-owned universities.

02/07/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Key GOP Senator Expects ‘Drastic’ Budget Proposal From Corbett

The top Republican in the state Senate says he’s braced for another painful budget process as Governor Corbett outlines his spending proposals during a speech before a joint session of the legislature today.

02/07/2012

(Donald Trump looks out the window of his limousine during a visit to New Hampshire last year.   Credit:  Matthew Cavanaugh/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Can We Fix It?

Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.

02/03/2012

Budget Secretary Charles Zogby (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Budget Secretary Eyes Spending Freezes To Make Up For Lagging Tax Revenue

Pennsylvania’s budget secretary says some state spending will have to be frozen to compensate for revenue collections that continue to lag below projections.

12/21/2011

Wall Street

State and Local Officials Wary Of Possible Budget Fallout From Latest Stocks Meltdown

The turmoil in financial markets could quickly filter down to the budgets of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, with officials at both levels facing difficult decisions.

08/09/2011

FILE: Tom Corbett (credit: AP)

Former Democratic Governor Bucks Party’s Criticism Of Corbett Budget

Governor Corbett has endured withering criticism from the opposition party over cuts in the new budget, but one former Democratic governor has nothing but praise for the Republican currently in office.

08/08/2011

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Federal Dollars Drying Up, Corbett Says Not Spending Surplus Was Right Decision

Governor Corbett says the likely loss of federal dollars as a result of the debt ceiling deal in Washington is a good example of why he didn’t want to spend the surplus from last year’s budget.

08/08/2011

(File photo of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.)

Pennsylvania Budget Signed Minutes Before Deadline

For the first time in nine years, Pennsylvania has a finished budget in place as the new fiscal year dawns. But it went right down to the wire last night.

07/01/2011

(Cheyney University campus.  File photo)

Tuition At Pennsylvania State-Owned Colleges To Rise 7.5 Percent

Tuition at West Chester University, Cheyney, and the other 12 state-owned universities will take the biggest jump in nearly a decade this fall — the first of many consequences of the state budget passed by the legislature this week.

06/30/2011

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Budget Bill Headed To Corbett’s Desk After Approval In Pennsylvania House

The state house on Wednesday passed and sent Governor Corbett a budget bill he wanted: one that reduces spending without a tax increase.

06/30/2011

(The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, earlier this week.  File photos by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Says State Shorted It Another $35 Million

Philadelphia School District officials say it appears the latest version of the Pennsylvania state budget leaves the district with another big hole to fill.

06/29/2011

Temple University

Democrats Drop Opposition To Funding For State-Related Colleges

Democrats don’t have the numbers to block the main budget bills, but bills that fund Temple, Lincoln, Pitt and Penn State require a two-thirds super majority to pass. After refusing to put up votes for the state-related universities Monday, Democrats changed course on Tuesday.

06/29/2011

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