Senate Republicans Seek to Restore State Money to Schools, Social Services

Senate Republican leaders are pushing a plan to erase or at least ease some of the deep cuts Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed in his state budget.

The Senate Republican plan offers substantially more aid to colleges, public schools, and social service programs. The Senate GOP would spend $500 million more than Corbett proposes in his $27.1 billion budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Higher education would emerge as the big winner in the Senate plan. Senate Republican leaders would restore more than $240 million to the governor’s proposed cuts to public colleges. The Senate GOP plan would maintain funding for all state-owned, state-related and community colleges at current levels.

Click here to read the full article written by Charles Thompson published in The Patriot News (May 8, 2012).

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