School districts... TAX relief...
To ensure that the state’s spending does not outgrow its projected revenues beyond this year, Rendell and House Democrats are holding up about $675 million in discretionary money for Penn State, Temple and Pitt until a table games bill passes.
The holdup in subsidies has prompted the three universities to threaten second-semester tuition increases for more than 150,000 students, while Republicans insist that the state’s existing revenues can support the extra spending.
But Rendell, a Democrat, said Wednesday that, without more gambling revenue, the state cannot afford all universities’ money this year because of lagging tax collections.
from http://www.tribune-democrat.com/local/x ... venues-lag