October 21, 2011: State Budget Education Cuts


Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee from across the Commonwealth convened for a public hearing in Pittsburgh to assess the toll  budget cuts had taken on western Pennsylvania schools.

Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee from across the Commonwealth convened for a public hearing in Pittsburgh to assess the toll budget cuts had taken on western Pennsylvania schools.

Reps. Chelsa Wagner (left), Matt Smith, (center) and Dan Deasy (right), all D-Allegheny, served as the co-chairs of the hearing on education cuts.

Reps. Chelsa Wagner (left), Matt Smith, (center) and Dan Deasy (right), all D-Allegheny, served as the co-chairs of the hearing on education cuts.


Education experts testified on the impact of state budget cuts have had on their schools.

Education experts testified on the impact state budget cuts have had on their schools.

Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny, comments on the destructive cuts made in the 2011/12 state budget on basic and higher education.

Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny, comments on the destructive cuts made in the 2011/12 state budget on basic and higher education.