Gov. Ed Rendell has proposed cutting funding to Penn State by 13 percent in the upcoming budget year, a reduction the university says would be "catastrophic," the Centre Daily Times reports.The cut in funding for Penn State and three other state-related institutions was among $500 million in cuts to his proposed 2009-10 budget that Rendell announced Friday as part of an effort to tackle a $3 billion budget shortfall. Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the 13 percent cut would drop state support for the university to $278 million — close to what the university got from the state in 1996.
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