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Senate hearing set for groups hurt by state budget cut proposals

The state Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing next week for institutions and programs that had their state funding cut or eliminated in Gov. Ed Rendell's proposed 2008-09 state budget.

The state Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing next week for institutions and programs that had their state funding cut or eliminated in Gov. Ed Rendell's proposed 2008-09 state budget.

At the hearing, representatives from groups affected by the proposed cuts will detail what they consider to be their organization's contributions to the commonwealth, said Sen. Gibson E. Armstrong (R-Lancaster and York counties), Appropriations Committee chairman, in a statement.

Representatives of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine are among the more than a dozen people who are scheduled to speak at the hearing, according to Armstrong's office.

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