GOP leader talks against higher education cuts

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republican Sen. Jake Corman, who chairs the Senate Appropriations panel, expressed concerns during an education budget hearing that continued cuts will force University of Pittsburgh and Penn State, Temple and Lincoln universities to alter their missions. "They took a huge cut last year. I think they've done their fair share," said Mr. Corman. Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed to reduce funding for those four universities, as well as for the State System of Higher Education's 14 schools and dozens of community colleges, by about $240 million next year.