Pennsylvania State Budget

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Millions Added For Philadelphia Schools As State Finalizes Budget

In a brief afternoon session Monday, the state house wrapped up the budget by approving what’s called the fiscal code. Wrapped up in that code is a one-time, $45 million for Philadelphia schools.

07/16/2013

Penn State president Rodney Erickson, far left, and Temple president Ann Weaver Hart (in yellow) say cutting funding would hurt low-income families most. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Leaders At Temple, Pitt, Penn St. Say Funding Cuts Would Impact Low-Income Families Most

On top of 19-percent cuts last year, Governor Corbett has proposed 30-percent cuts in state funding for Temple, Pitt and Penn State.

02/23/2012

Corbett Scraps Plan To Build $200M Prison

After years of talk about Pennsylvania’s mushrooming inmate population, the Corbett Administration has now scrapped plans for a $200 million prison near Pittsburgh — one of four new prisons that the state had planned to build.

02/18/2011

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