Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Temple Funding Moves Forward in PA House

Shortly after passing the proposed state budget bill, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 2294, the non-preferred appropriation funding Temple University. While the passage of both of these bills in the House is an important step in securing support from the Commonwealth for Temple, it is certainly not the end of the budget process.

The bills passed by the House will now be sent to the State Senate. President Ann Weaver Hart earlier this month met with the Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss the importance of Temple's funding, and the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs will continue to work with legislative leaders to ensure the smooth passage of Temple's appropriation in the Senate.

House Bill 2294, which if signed into law by Gov. Rendell would allocate more than $172 million to Temple, received near-unanimous support in the House and mirrors the governor's funding plan outlined in February.

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