Spending Twice as Much on Prisons as on Universities in PA
A blog post by Chris Lilienthal, originally published at Third and State.
It is no secret that Governor Tom Corbett has proposed deep cuts to higher education institutions in Pennsylvania for the second year in a row.
But just what do those cuts mean? Well, we have two charts at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center’s web site that speak louder than words when it comes to funding cuts for colleges and universities.
If enacted, the Governor’s 2012-13 budget will result in a funding cut for higher education of one-third since the start of the recession.
This budget will also mean that come 2013 Pennsylvania will be spending twice as much on prisons as on colleges and universities.