August 4, 2011: State Budget Higher Education Cuts


Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner approaches HDPC Chairman Mike Sturla, prior to a public hearing in Johnstown.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner approaches HDPC Chairman Mike Sturla, prior to a public hearing in Johnstown.

A testifier presents material regarding higher education cuts in the 2011/12 state budget before the House Democratic Policy Committee.

A testifier presents material regarding higher education cuts in the 2011/12 state budget before the House Democratic Policy Committee.


Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria, the public hearing's co-chair, questions a testifier about how Pennsylvania universities’ tuitions compare to surrounding states.

Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria, the public hearing's co-chair, questions a testifier about how Pennsylvania universities' tuitions compare to surrounding states.

State Rep. Gary Haluska, D-Cambria, talks with an local resident following the hearing on cuts to higher education funding.

State Rep. Gary Haluska, D-Cambria, talks with a local resident following the hearing on cuts to higher education funding.