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Pennsylvania's new Republican governor is under fire for proposing the nation's biggest cuts in higher education--more than 50 percent for some universities--while refusing to tax the gas drilling that is fast becoming one of the state's largest industries.

Some critics of Gov. Tom Corbett are frustrated that he won't tap such a rich source of tax revenue when the state is looking at a projected deficit next year of $4 billion.

"This is the...

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