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

House passes Pitt flat funding bill by 198-4 vote

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

Oakland businesses work to chart path forward in yellow phase

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. 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.

Gov. Wolf proposes flat funding for Pitt in proposed budget

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.
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)

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

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....

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

Gallagher meets with Gov. Wolf amid Pitt funding uncertainties

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...

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