Gov. Tom Corbett talks education, transportation spending

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Allentown Morning Call

"Pennsylvania needs to take a thorough look at the way it pays for higher education, Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday, as he laid out the rationale for his proposed budget carving $1.4 billion out of state support for state colleges and universities. Corbett's budget plan calls for cutting $147.4 million, or 30 percent, from state funds to three of the four state-related universities: Penn State, Temple and the University of Pittsburgh. Lincoln University, the smallest of the four institutions, is flat-funded at $11.1 million. Community colleges would be cut by 4 percent, and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency — which provides grants to students — would be cut by 5 percent."