"By investing in our higher education system, we are investing in our continued economic development. With an increasingly competitive job market, people need the opportunity to train and learn different skills. By bringing back state dollars to local school districts and state universities, we can continue to provide that chance to get a degree. When the state lowers its financial commitment to our public schools, your local taxes are increased to compensate. When Harrisburg makes it more expensive to get a higher degree, fewer people can go to college."