A weeks-old state legislative spat that threatened funding for Temple University appears to be over.
Officials at the Philadelphia university say lawmakers gave preliminary approval to the school's $175 million state budget appropriation today.
The funding represents 22 percent of Temple's overall operating costs. It had been held up by a legislator upset over the university's closure of a hospital in his district.
Republican Rep. John Taylor of Philadelphia pulled the appropriation bill earlier this month. Without it, Temple officials said tuition would jump by 45 percent.