The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed a Senate GOP budget proposal this morning that restores funding to all state-owned, state-related and community colleges back to current-year levels. Next step for this version of the budget will be a full Senate vote, which could come as early as tomorrow (Wednesday, May 9).
For background on the Senate GOP budget proposal, check out Monday’s story from the Harrisburg Patriot-News. The proposal uses revenue numbers released last week by the Independent Fiscal Office. The IFO reported that Pennsylvania had an additional $800 million in income over what the governor’s administration had estimated.
If passed by the Senate, the budget moves to the House where it could face challenges from GOP leaders.