With Pennsylvania legislators failing to enact a budget after a three-week-old stalemate, state funding for programs such as higher education remain in limbo, forcing higher education councils to scratch their heads and tighten their belts.

The Corry Hi-Ed Council is one of nine community education councils in the state where directors are still wondering if all of their state funding will be pulled, like Gov. Ed Rendell first proposed, or if partial funding — if not full funding — will be restored.

Steve Bishop, executive director of the Corry Hi-Ed, located in the Smith Education Center, 221 N. Center St., said Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives support restoring funding for the nine CECs — including the Corry Hi-Ed Council — to its original $2,186,000.

See the Journal's Wednesday, July 22nd edition for full story.

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