Conklin votes yes on funding for Penn State

Penn State would receive more than $242 million in funding

HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, highlighted the PA House of Representatives’ vote today to pass legislation to fund the Pennsylvania State University and Pennsylvania’s other state-related universities.

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., appropriates more than $603 million for the 2023-24 fiscal year to the state’s four state-related universities. It allocates $242.096 million to Penn State and more than $29.971 million to the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“As the state representative for the 77th Legislative District, which includes Penn State, I’ve continued to advocate for funding for Penn State and our other state-related universities,” Conklin said. “Now, both chambers of the General Assembly have passed H.B. 1461 to support students at Penn State’s 19 campuses across the commonwealth and our other state-related universities. This bill represents a compromise necessary to support students, families, employees at our state-related universities and communities across Pennsylvania.”

The bill now awaits Gov. Josh Shapiro’s signature.