Pennsylvania governor expected to ask for more education money

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

When embattled Gov. Tom Corbett stands before the Legislature Tuesday, he is likely to present a kinder, gentler budget proposal than in years past.

The first-term Republican — up for re-election in November amid record-low approval ratings — is expected to propose his biggest funding increases ever to make up for unpopular cuts to education and human services that primarily occurred in 2011-12.

Corbett could call for at least $100 million more for public schools, $20 million more for special education, and more money for higher education on top of the extra $10 million he has already said he wants for preschool in 2014-15.

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