Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Wolf Signs Funding For Penn State, 4 Other Universities

Fans attend the Penn State-University of Pittsburgh football game on Sept. 9, 2017 in State College, Pa.

State funding for Penn State, Pitt and three other Pennsylvania universities is on its way after being held up for months by the Legislature's dispute over fully funding the state budget.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bills Friday that direct some $650 million to the institutions.

Along with Penn State and Pitt, they are Temple, Lincoln and the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school.

The funding comes after schools had considered an increase in tuition for in-state students.

Wolf hasn't yet said what he'll do with other pieces of the budget puzzle approved by lawmakers in a flurry of votes this week.

Lawmakers voted to borrow about $1.5 billion and increase taxes by as much as $140 million to fund a $32 billion spending plan they approved in late June.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
To make informed decisions, the public must receive unbiased truth.

As Southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent public radio news and information station, we give voice to provocative ideas that foster a vibrant, informed, diverse and caring community.

WESA is primarily funded by listener contributions. Your financial support comes with no strings attached. It is free from commercial or political influence…that’s what makes WESA a free vital community resource. Your support funds important local journalism by WESA and NPR national reporters.

You give what you can, and you get news you can trust.
Please give now to continue providing fact-based journalism — a monthly gift of just $5 or $10 makes a big difference.