The House Republican budget is now out in the public. Though it's in sharp contrast to Gov. Corbett's spending plan, the parameters of the budget had been public for several days before Tuesday's official announcement.
The GOP plan would maintain Corbett's $27.3 billion spending level, but dramatically increase funding for State System of Higher Education and state-related colleges and universities. Instead of losing more than half of their state funding, SSHE schools would receive 85 percent of last year's budget, while Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln universities would lose a quarter of their state support.
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