Thursday, March 3, 2016

Penn State, Pitt, Temple, Lincoln university presidents push for state budget deal - Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

For eight months, Pennsylvania's four state-related universities haven't seen a dime in state funding. Collectively, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Lincoln University are out about $600 million. They've borrowed money, put off hiring, scaled back travel, and postponed projects as they waited for Harrisburg to resolve the budget impasse. They're done waiting. "Our stand-alone appropriation bills have become the latest bargaining chip in a protracted political fight," the leaders of those institutions wrote in a letter that has begun appearing in some of the state's newspapers.

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