“Bruising blow” in Pennsylvania from funding elimination, pubcaster says

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Pennsylvania’s pubcasters continue to react to Gov. Ed Rendell’s elimination of state money to stations. The Pennsylvania Public Television Network agency, the 40-year-old state entity that administered the funding, also was shut down. According to The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, “what’s left from what had been an $11.26 million category in the state budget is $1 million to help stations cover operating costs and $1.5 million for technology services.” Kathleen Pavelko, president and c.e.o. of WITF in Harrisburg, called it “a bruising blow.” That station’s operating grants fell from about $917,000 last year to around $114,000.

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