Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Funding to PHMC would be increased by 3.8%, going from $17,800,000 to $18,474,000.
Library funding would be held level. This means $53,507,000 for the public library subsidy, $2,567,000 for library services for the visually impaired and disabled, and $2,821,000 towards the library access line item.
PK-12 Public Education
The Governor has proposed a Basic Education Subsidy of $5.493 billion, an increase of $90 million or approximately 1.7%. The increase, while a step forward, does not restore much of the nearly $900 million cut to school districts during the past two years.
Special education would be funded at the same level as each of the past five years - $1.026 billion.
The Accountability Block Grant would be funded at the same level as the current year - $100 million.
The Governor did discuss a new Passport for Learning Block Grant that would be funded by selling the state's liquor stores and potentially make available $1 billion over a four year period, beginning in 2014-2015.
The Governor's proposed appropriation for the state payment to the School Employees Retirement System is thought to be at least $100 million less than required under current law and is linked to proposals the Governor made concerning changes to the pension system for both future and current employees.
The fourteen universities of PASSHE, the four state-related universities, and the PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) would all be funded at the same levels as during the current 2012-2013 fiscal year.