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House passes Pitt flat funding bill by 198-4 vote

Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s February proposed budget, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill with flat funding for Pitt late Tuesday night.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

May 26, 2020

The University will receive flat funding next year of $151,507,000, compared to this year’s funding increase of 2%, or about $3.5 million.

Oakland businesses work to chart path forward in yellow phase

A lack of events due to COVID-19 has caused business to slow down at Gidas Flowers and many other businesses around Oakland.

By Martha Layne, Senior Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

The County’s May 15 move to the yellow phase of reopening has allowed businesses to start making decisions about what reopening will look like and how to overcome the economic damage done over the past few weeks.

Gov. Wolf proposes flat funding for Pitt in proposed budget

Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed legislation mandating that all universities in the state must create anonymous online reporting systems for complaints about sexual harassment and violence.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

February 4, 2020

Pitt could receive the same amount of money as it did during fiscal year 2020, despite asking for a 5.5% increase in state funding for fiscal year 2021.

Editorial: Wolf’s budget is progressive, but needs Democratic legislature to pass

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 7, 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled the fourth yearly budget of his term Tuesday — and unlike his previous three, we might actually see it fully passed before the end of the year thanks to the 2018 midterm elections. The 2018-19 budget is notably progressive — Wolf is calling to raise both funding for publi...

Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf amid Pitt funding uncertainties

Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Cathedral of Learning after meeting with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher amid state funding concerns. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Rachel Glasser and John Hamilton / TPN Staff

October 12, 2017

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf met with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Thursday morning amid a state budget impasse that's making Pitt's state funding uncertain. Wolf met with Gallagher to "reassure him of his commitment to the state-related universities," Wolf's Press Secretary J.J. Abbott said in an email....

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