Monday, January 18, 2016

Pennsylvania's budget problems persist: State aid to major public universities is blocked by House Democrats - Charles Thompson, Penn Live

House Democrats blocked an effort Monday to check another item off of Pennsylvania's 2015-16 budget checklist. The House's 82-member minority rose up in near-unison Monday to stop approval of nearly $600 million in state aid earmarked to help cover operating costs at Penn State, Pitt, Temple and three other schools. The so-called "non-preferred appropriations" to Pennsylvania's flagship public universities requires a two-thirds vote for passage.

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