Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Governor Corbett declines to release funds to Harrisburg University

As you may recall, in 2002 Pennsylvania set aside $59M for the Harrisburg Polytechnic Institute through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The Harrisburg Polytechnic Institute later changed its name to The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Governors Rendell and Schweiker released $37M in commonwealth funds to support the university. Harrisburg University was expecting Governor Corbett to release the other $22 million. HU spent thousands and thousands of dollars on lobbying to that end.

Back in November of 2011, I wrote about this very subject, urging Harrisburg University community members to contact the Governor regarding our administration's poor performance and indulgent behavior. This site saw a lot of traffic from Pennsylvania's government network, so apparently our efforts to bring this matter to the attention of the Governor was successful.

Governor Corbett canceled a scheduled press conference at Harrisburg University and has not released any addition funds to the university.

Many of us don't agree with Governor Corbett's budgets cuts for higher education, but in this case, we appreciate that the Governor exercised some basic common sense.

1 comment:

  1. I almost went here! Tphey gave me a full year free... good thing this blot helped me see past that