Pennsylvania's House approved a $14.2 billion fiscal 1993 budget yesterday that closely resembles the package Gov. Robert P. Casey submitted in January.
The budget, approved by a vote of 104 to 97, maintains one of Gov. Casey's most controversial items -- eliminating all state aid to private colleges.
Because of a rule change approved yesterday by the House, the governor's Republican opposition was allowed just one budget amendment. Republicans submitted an all new budget as their one amendment. It was defeated 110 to 91.
Bill Williams, a spokesman for the House Republicans, said their budget's priorities differed in one key way.
"The Democrats want to make dramatic cuts in higher education and increase spending on welfare," Mr. Williams said. "We were just the opposite."
Senate Republicans introduced their version of the budget yesterday.