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Allentown Morning Call

Tom Corbett budget preview: cuts ahead

Gov. Corbett Makes Second Budget Speech

Tuesday Morning Coffee: Corbett Delivers Second Budget Address Today.

Corbett's no-tax increase budget hikes public school funds, slashes higher ed spending

Gov. Corbett's budget moves state in wrong direction

Gov. Corbett whacks higher education funding

County Commissioners Push Transportation Funding, Human Services At Capitol Newser.

Gov. Tom Corbett talks education, transportation spending

Analysis: Corbett not afraid to exercise muscle on Penn State board

Corbett puts welfare program on life support 2/14

Northampton says state budget won't affect new middle school 2/16

Kutztown, East Stroudsburg U. have no plans to cut athletic teams 2/16

US, Pa. make road, bridge repairs a low priority 2/17

Analysis: Taking baby steps on the way to fixing Pennsylvania's roads and bridges 2/17

Thursday Morning Coffee: With Transportation Funding, Baby Steps Rule.
 2/17

Corbett's austere budget hurts college students 2/19

Allentown School District braces for possible budget-related job cuts 2/19

Teacher concessions more common in current economy 2/20

State Univ Prezzes: Corbett Cuts Are Effort To Privatize Them
 2/22


Wednesday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers Get Their Crack At Penn State. 2/22

Penn State, Temple, Pitt defend getting state funding 2/23

Kindergarten battle heats up in Bethlehem 2/24

Corbett's budget could cost municipalities fine revenue 2/27

Corbett budget cuts funding for libraries2/27

Pennsylvania's children deserve better from Corbett budget plan 2/27

Key senator opposes college funding cuts 2/28

Corman: I Want To Restore All Higher Education Funding. 2/28

Pa. arts help the economy 2/28

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: What should state do for higher education 2/28

Pennsylvania lawmakers question cuts for state-owned universities 2/29

State System Schools Make Their Budget Case. 2/29

Public Welfare Secretary Goes Under The Budget Microscope. 2/29

Tuesday Morning Coffee: Changing How We Pay For Prisons 2/29

Corbett's education spending hike covers pensions, not books 3/1

State Capitol Police shut down hallway outside Gov. Corbett's office. 3/1

Lawmakers still waiting for answers on transportation funding. 3/1

PennDOT's Schoch Gets One Question On Transportation Funding: When? 3/1

Senate Dems Mark One-Year Anniversary Of End of adultBasic. 3/2

Districts say Corbett's budget jeopardizes future of school busing 3/5

The Sunday Brunch: When Political Reality Trips Up Budget Rhetoric. 3/5

Revive adultBasic health insurance plan, Corbett urged 3/5

Legislature, state education secretary spar over Corbett's budget 3/6

Consolidate Pa. school districts to save money 3/9

New Chart Tracks Medicaid Cuts By County 3/9

Corbett challenges critics to find money for higher education 3/13

Safety authority opposes Corbett's budget plan 3/14

Gov. Corbett budget cuts weakening environmental protection 3/15

Safety authority opposes Corbett's budget plan 3/15

Corbett budget plan wrongly ends Keystone funding for parks 3/30

Gov. Corbett earns failing grade for education in his first year 3/30

Solutions could help Pennsylvania's budget 3/30


























Harrisburg Patriot

Pa. drilling fee would yield $180M in 1st year

Joint House-Senate committee OKs drilling fee measure, sends it to chambers for floor vote

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's 2012 budget speech

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett proposes budget that holds the line on spending, taxes

Pa. college students to feel the pinch in Gov. Tom Corbett's 2012-13 budget proposal

Gov. Tom Corbett proposes funding schools in 2012-13 at essentially this year's level

Pennsylvania State Police avoid major cuts in state budget

State workers avoid layoffs in Pennsylvania budget plan

Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget includes cuts in agriculture

Harrisburg would get significant boost in Capitol fire protection funding in state budget proposal

No-frills budget: Corbett holds line on taxes, but education and transportation remain big concerns

Tom Corbett one-ups President Obama with higher-education cuts, panel

Corbett's budget plan would give more money to schools, but most would go to pensions

Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to raid racehorse fund would kill industry, breeders say

Pennsylvania's nonunion employees want a pay raise

Pa. Budget Secretary Charles Zogby finds he's a public figure

Higher education could face significant changes because of dwindling state support

Plan to reduce number of inmates in Pennsylvania faces critics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett would bank unanticipated revenue, not spend it 2/14

Governor Corbett's budget is a welcome change from the usual in state government 2/15

Proposed state funding cuts could cripple Dauphin County mental health ... 2/16

Think of the poor: Gov. Corbett's welfare cuts could be too drastic 2/17

Pennsylvania Auditor General says proposed budget cut would force ... 2/17

Higher education: Turf politics must be removed when commission looks at reforms 2/19

State Budget Nixes Funds for Local Group 2/19

Where's Pennsylvania's transportation plan? 2/20

The arts offer more than just entertainment 2/20

Penn State President Rodney Erickson, other university leaders to make a pitch for more state funding 2/22

Gov. Tom Corbett proposes $55 million in repairs to Capitol Complex 2/22

Midstate university presidents fear more cuts to state aid 2/24

Foster care: Corbett's plan would be a win-win situation 2/24

Despite cutting teachers in Pennsylvania, classes retain healthy student-to-teacher ratios2/27

Pennsylvania Republicans back proposed changes to 'Delaware loophole' that moves profits out of state 2/27

Pa. Sen. Jake Corman advocates against funding cuts for Pennsylvania public colleges and universities 2/28

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities fear the impact of Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed funding cut 2/29

Penn State President Rodney Erickson says no state support would lead to a drastically different Penn State 3/1

State Government Debates Proposed Cuts To Welfare System 3/1

Midstate school districts again face tough budget choices 3/2

Budget alterations: There are ways to maintain services and education programs without deep cuts 3/5

Commentary: Midstate communities play fierce defense for high school sports in face of budget cuts 3/5

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett's budget would cause a decrease in state grant amounts to college students 3/6

Disagreement exists over whether Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett's budget increases or decreases funding for schools 3/6

Privatization of youth services would save Pennsylvania millions 3/6

Pa. Senate Education Committee approves bill to overhaul special education funding distribution formula 3/7

Foster youth need help past 18 3/9

SPLIT OVER FUNDING: Private colleges see it one way while state-supported schools see it another 3/12

Pennsylvania State Education Association's report says schools are at risk of bankruptcy 3/13

Penn State's 'informal' discussion about going private meets with mixed reactions 3/14

Advocates for intellectually disabled sue Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett 3/15

Autistic kids aren't 'throwaways' in Pennsylvania 3/15 

General Assistance on chopping block 3/19

Penn State Dickinson School of Law not threatened by funding cuts 3/19

State pensions: The storm is approaching fast 3/19

Tip of the iceberg: Pensions, mandates are shackling schools 3/20

Corbett's budget cuts jeopardize progress made with mental illness 3/30












Misc.

Pa. Governor's Proposed Education Budget Block-Grants Funding for ... 2/16

Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Issues 2012-13 Budget Proposal 2/21

Public education, transit, health care targeted in Pennsylvania budget cuts 2/21

USC may get more from Pa 2/22

State funding at issue for Curwensville School District  2/22

Changes in the works for foster care system 2/22

Political Ignorance 2/22

Pennsylvania counties look to Marcellus shale impact fee for funding 2/22

Aging White Man Nobody In Philadelphia Cares About Just F@#ked The Already F@#ked
 2/23

Students tell Pa. governor: 'Education is a human right' 2/24

Fate of state grants worry York County school districts 2/24

Gov. Corbett proposes largest prison reduction in Pa. history 2/24

Voice No to Budget Cuts 2/27

Pennsylvania Universities Bracing for Tuition Hikes 2/27

Overtime pays off for state workers 2/27

Pennsylvania: Corbett Budget Maintains AIDS Funding, Big Cuts Elsewhere 2/29

New Website Details PA Governor Corbett's Proposed $338.1 Million Funding Increase for School Districts 2/29

Op-Ed: block grants would allow commissioners to effectively use funds 2/29

Corbett’s Plan Includes Increase in Philadelphia’s Homeless 2/29

Penn State president's opening remarks to state Senate committee 3/1

Corbett's welfare cuts draw anger from Democrats 3/1

SREHUP organizes phone bank to protest welfare program cuts 3/1

Reinstate charter funding 3/1

Fiscal reality demands debt reform 3/1

Pa. needs a bit of 'snob' appeal 3/5

Area child care would suffer under proposed Corbett budget 3/5

Proposed Pa. welfare cuts cause confusion 3/5

Elimination of all stakes probable PA tracks 3/6

Bucks County college fights for aid 3/6

Group urges public to rally for education 3/7

Students struggle as budgets shrink 3/9

CA facing loss of state subsidy and project funds 3/9

PA patient-safety panel fighting governor's merger plan 3/9

Corbett’s proposed education budget leaves local school districts with missing funds 3/12

States Keep Axes Sharpened 3/13

Pa. gov asks panel to assess future of higher ed 3/13

Pa. Teachers Union Demands Higher Taxes to Fund Schools 3/13

Poll: Corbett's approval rating slumps a bit 3/15

'Largest cut in PA conservation funding' proposed 3/15

Former drug addict: Corbett's cuts may be fatal Featured 3/16

Critics speak out against Corbett administration's planned food-stamp asset test for Pa. 3/16

Battle over slots revenue heating up 3/16

Lawmakers spar on budget issues at Colonial Elementary forum 3/21

R-CAP helps boost local economy 3/21

SU professors and students rally against budget cuts 3/22

Food stamp program under fire 3/23

Living on the Edge 3/30







Patch.com

Corbett To Make Budget Address to Today

Corbett Delivers Budget Address, Outlines Education Funding

Corbett: No Tax Increases

Dinniman Comes Out Swinging on Corbett Budget

Corbett Proposes Flat-Funded Budget With no New Taxes

Corbett Presents Budget; Local School Aid Essentially Stays Same

Corbett Presents Budget Proposal; No Tax Increases Offered

State Rep., Schools, Teachers React to Corbett Budget

Legislators React to Corbett's New State Budget

Corbett Calls for New School District Block Grant Program

Corbett Proposes Flat-Funded Budget With No New Taxes

Legislators React to New State Budget

Corbett’s Budget Cuts Education Funding

Corbett Calls For New School District Block Grant Program 2/15

T.E.A.C.H. Co-Founder Takes on Corbett's Budget 2/15

Governor Visited Siemens Tuesday 2/16

East Penn Board President Says Corbett Fools Public Again 2/16

MontCo Grappling With Corbett's Cuts 2/17

State Senator to Talk Education at Roxborough School 2/17

Education Cuts Are About Making Charter Schools Profitable 2/17

MontCo Grappling With Corbett's Cuts 2/20

Senator Hughes to Talk Education at Roxborough School 2/21

Fontana Seeks Restoration of Education Funding 2/22

Impact of Corbett Budget on T/E: Minimal 2/23

WCASD Discusses Corbett Budget 2/23

MontCo Grappling With Corbett's Cuts 2/23

Quaker Valley Officials Discuss State Budget Proposal 2/23

Corbett's Budget Could Kill Pension Oversight Group 2/27

Report: WCU Staff and Students Plan Rally 2/27

Chesco Commissioners: Block Grants Will Do 'Most Good' 2/28

Petri Holds Meeting on Proposed State Budget 3/5

Corbett's Education Cuts 'Devastating' 3/8

Fontana Discusses Higher Education and Effect of Funding Cuts 3/8

Corbett's Cuts Could Hurt Farmland Preservation 3/19

Raid of Horse Racing Fund Could Cost Jobs 3/19

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Libraries for the Blind to Merge Under State Budget 3/22





Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

Activists mobilize ahead of Corbett budget address

Corbett to propose 20% to 30% funding cuts for Pa. state universities

Inquirer Editorial: Drilling down into fee details

Pennsylvania lawmakers agree on bill to impose a fee for gas drilling

Montco State Rep. Briggs pans Corbett's budget

Steep cuts, no tax hikes in Corbett’s $27.1B budget

PA state colleges face major funding cuts

Under Pa. plan, state-system colleges could lose a third of their funding - after 2011's 20 percent cut

Inquirer Editorial: Corbett again targets colleges

Corbett's Pennsylvania budget holds the line on school spending for the most part 


Corbett budget seeks spending cuts, plans no tax hike

John Baer: Corbett budget: Slice and dice

A number of cuts

Corbett says road, bridge, and transit problems too big for Pa. budget

Bad news, good news for schools: No big grants, but no big cuts

DN Editorial: The big 'no-tax' lie

Corbett’s budget mostly holds line on school spending

Hey, deep pockets: Your name just could save higher ed

Prison guards cool to Corbett's reduction plan

Inquirer Editorial: Must a bridge fall down?

Time for Corbett to act with compassion

Inquirer Editorial: Welfare cuts: Wrong to target most vulnerable 2/14

Budget cuts won't leave poor in the cold 2/14

Corbett defends cuts in Pa. higher-education budget 2/15

Burden of college costs falling more and more on students 2/15

Gov. Corbett visits Malvern again 2/15

Corbett to state: Pick your poison 2/15

Corbett's budget funds voter ID, anti-abortion program 2/15

Online calculator tallies up school funding cuts 2/17

Corbett, Dems battle over progress on road funding 2/19

In Midst of Cuts, PA Group Calls for Even More 'Welfare Reform' 2/19

DN Editorial: Stealing home? State should use mortgage settlement for homeowners 2/21

The mighty testing juggernaut 2/21

Philly takes a $42 million hit in new Corbett budget 2/22

Philly bracing for big cuts in Pa. budget 2/22

Chester's last hope hangs in the balance 2/22

Health official: Proposed budget cuts 'a recipe for disaster 2/23

New federal transportation funding plan will harm SEPTA, general manager says 2/23

DN Editorial: State budget cuts will make all of us vulnerable 2/24

Danza: School cuts signal to kids 'they really don't matter' 2/24

Corbett’s budget will set back Pa.’s patient safety efforts 2/27

Pa. welfare secretary defends proposed funding cuts, program rollbacks 2/29

Budget protests set for WCU 2/29

Let's call Pennsylvania universities' bluff 2/29

Pa. welfare secretary defends proposed funding cuts, program rollbacks 3/1

College students set protests today over state budget cuts 3/1

Hundreds of students call for lower tuition, debt forgiveness 3/2

Occupy Philadelphia rally protests school cuts 3/2

No letup seen as Pa. school pension costs soar 3/5

Cuts a threat to public safety 3/5

Patient-safety panel fighting Corbett merger plan 3/7

Horse racing industry attacks plan to shift funds 3/8

Stimulus gone, schools in bind 3/12

Disabilities advocates file lawsuit 3/15

Poll shows Corbett's approval down, possibly due to cuts in aid to state colleges 3/16

Weigh in on the city's budget plan 3/19

Council panel told of risks from Corbett's proposed cuts 3/21

Philly Council panel told of risks from Corbett-proposed budget cuts 3/22

Ronnie Polaneczky: Heartless cuts are impractical, too 3/22

People who will be affected by Corbett's cuts 3/30



Pittsburgh Post Gazette

More pain expected in Corbett's budget proposal: Tax collection $500 million short of projections

Transit backers focus on Gov. Corbett

Activists gather to protest expected state budget cuts

Governor proposes lean budget, with big higher ed cuts

Corbett calls fiscal plan 'lean and demanding'

Higher education proposal termed nation's most onerous

Corbett 'not going to go into' transit-cut solutions now

Corbett proposes flat judiciary funding

Parents, students brave cold, protest education funding


City students ask governor to make education a priority 2/15

Mt. Lebanon school directors talk options for budget deficit 2/16

Corbett defends his proposed $27 billion budget 2/19

With LCB, 'modernize' replacing 'privatize' 2/20

Report: Pittsburgh schools must curb costs or cut more 2/22

Rally calls attention to governor's proposed cuts 2/22

Corbett's plan to cut Pa. pension watchdog questioned 2/22

Education budget plan holds line on basic funding, eliminates block grants 2/23

State-related universities decry proposed state subsidy cuts 2/23

Pitt trustees remain critical of Corbett's budget cuts 2/27

Pitt trustees want to protect "quality" of university 2/27

Senate Appropriations leader wants to retain higher ed funds 2/28

Satellite, branch campuses vulnerable in Pa. budget 3/2

Public education supporters ramp up rallies with call-ins 3/5

DEP leader testifies at tense House budget hearing 3/7

Pa. teachers union calls for funding from taxes, drilling 3/12

Governor challenges panel on higher education 3/13

Patient safety, cost agencies to move under Health Department 3/14

Infectious cut: To do the job, health agencies need independence 3/19

Corbett's chief concern should be the people of Pa. 3/23
























WHYY

Corbett spares Lincoln while cutting other Pa. colleges

New Pa. budget cuts money for colleges, holding K-12 the same

Will the arts suffer under new Corbett budget?

Philadelphia officials dissecting Pa. budget

Pa. Gov. Corbett's state budget proposal 'both lean and demanding'

Pa. schools talk financial challenges despite being spared mostly in state budget

County officials see slight silver lining in Pa. budget plan

Corbett pitches block grant idea to Pa. counties

Pa. school officials try to assess impact of Corbett budget plan

Horse-racing industry wants Corbett plan scratched

Budget secretary defends Corbett on tapping funds 2/14

Corbett visits Chester County company as part of budget tour 2/15

Medical researchers protest $60 million of slashed funds in Corbett budget proposal 2/19

Philly health official says state budget cuts imperil mental health services, homeless 2/22

Pa. schools chief sticks up for Corbett budget plan
 2/22

Philadelphia officials say Corbett budget is disastrous for social services 2/23

Pa.-related universities present united front against state cuts 2/23

Corbett's budget threatens to prolong Pennsylvania's the housing crisis 2/27

Corbett clarifies Pa. budget outlays 2/27

Pa. Senate's appropriations chairman challenges Corbett on cuts to higher ed 2/28

As Pa. budget remains unresolved, PennDOT repairs still pending 2/28

State Rep. Dwight Evans discusses impact of Corbett budget on Philly 2/28

Philly college students protest Pa. cuts to education spending 3/2

Public health officials denounce planned cuts to Pa. human services 3/21

Advocates fire off pre-emptve suit over planned Pa. cuts to DPW services 3/22

What's the right way to meet the needs of Philadelphia's homeless? 3/22 

Parents, advocates again take aim at Pa.'s planned human services cuts 3/30









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