FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
Democratic Policy Committee examines higher education funding
PHILADELPHIA, April 19 – The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing at Temple University today to examine the impact of Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed cuts to higher education funding, said committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.
“It is disheartening that the governor is attempting to balance this year’s budget on the backs of working families and those students aspiring to get achieve more education,” Sturla said. “Now is the time to invest in our young adults not stifle their goals. Not to mention that Pennsylvania’s universities generate billions of dollars in local and state economic impact annually.”
Those testifying at the hearing included Anthony Wagner, executive president, CFO and treasurer, Temple University; Dr. Steve Hicks, president, Association of PA State College and University Faculties; and Dr. Stephen Curtis, president, Community College of Philadelphia.
For more information about the Policy Committee and hearing materials, visit www.pahouse.com/PolicyCommittee.
CONTACT: Nicole Reigelman