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Dems yank higher ed funding

Source: pittsburghlive. Posted By: Nancy W...3381 days ago

In a move to build support for a state tax increase or legalizing video poker, House Democratic leaders on Monday proposed a budget without funding for higher education.

The House Appropriations Committee, controlled by Democrats, approved a $27.8 billion budget that takes $1.3 billion in higher education funding out of the budget and places it in a special fund unsupported by any revenue.

The total of $29.1 billion in spending is $200 million more than Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell's budget....

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