After Rapid Cost Increases, Can Universities Make Cuts?

Governor Tom Corbett’s first budget did more than ruffle a few feathers:  it threw many of those on the public dole into a full throttle tizzy.  Among them are the public universities that have for so long relied on Pennsylvania’s taxpayers for funds.  From the fourteen universities in the state system of higher education to the four state related universities, they all experienced dramatic decreases of about 50 percent in their subsidies under the Governor’s budget proposal. 

 

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