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.


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House Democratic Policy Committee
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