Higher Education

May 9, 2012

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a $27.6 billion budget plan that restores the Governor's cuts to higher education and some cuts made to K-12 education.

February 8, 2012

The Governor's budget once again makes deep cuts to higher education while leaving intact $840 million in cuts made to the commonwealth's schools last year, which had a disproportionate impact on poorer school districts.

July 13, 2011

Public schools and universities bear the brunt of the reductions in the 2011-12 budget. 

March 9, 2011

Public schools and higher education are particularly hard hit in the state budget proposed by Governor Tom Corbett for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year. Total education funding, at $9.8 billion, sustains a cut of more $1.2 billion.

March 3, 2011

Coming out of the recession, Pennsylvania must take a forward-looking approach to the state budget that focuses on creating jobs and ensuring our long-term economic success, according to a report released today.

November 6, 2009

Federal stimulus funds helped stave off deep cuts in health care and education. Still, the 2009-10 state budget cut more than $500 million from the prior year and relies heavily on one-time revenue sources. Read PBPC's full analysis of the state budget.

August 7, 2009

While negotiations continue on a final state budget, the Governor used his line-item veto authority this week to enact a "bridge budget" appropriating $11 billion in state funds.

July 15, 2009

Advocates say investments grow communities and the economy, in addition to providing essential services for Pennsylvanians.

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