Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to announce Friday that he will propose flat funding for Temple and the other state and state-related universities in Pennsylvania as part of his 2013-2014 budget proposal which he will announce Tuesday, according to PennLive.
PennLive reports that Corbett has invited representatives from the 14 state universities and four state-related universities in Pennsylvania to join him at a news conference at the capitol in Harrisburg at 1 p.m.
If Temple were to be flat funded for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, its state appropriation would remain at $139.9 million. Corbett requested a 30 percent cut to Temple’s appropriation for the 2012-2013 budget, but the state ultimately kept the university’s appropriation on par with what it received in the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
In his first budget proposal as governor, Corbett proposed to cut Temple, and the other three state-related universities’ appropriations in half for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Eventually, the cut was altered to a 19 percent appropriation reduction, bringing its state funding from $172.7 million in 2010-2011, to $139.9 million, which it stands at today.
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