HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State is in line for a substantial increase in funding under Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan.
An administration official with knowledge of the governor’s first budget told The Associated Press on Monday that Wolf will propose a $49.6 million increase for Penn State.
That’s about 23 percent more than the $214 million Penn State is getting from the state this year. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the administration did not want spending proposals discussed publicly until Tuesday’s budget address.
The increase would be the first substantial boost for the university since it took a hit of more than $60 million four years ago in then-Gov. Tom Corbett’s first budget.
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