Update on the Commonwealth Budget

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dear Temple Community:

In February, Governor Corbett proposed funding at the 2012-2013 level for Temple University in Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  Prior to the budget address, Dr. Theobald joined the Governor and other university presidents to pledge affordable tuition if the funding level was maintained.

Since the Governor’s address in February a great deal of advocacy has taken place in Harrisburg to secure level funding, including substantial efforts from the Temple community. President Theobald presented before both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and hundreds of students and alumni participated in Cherry and White Week.  These efforts have been crucial in maintaining support for level-funding.

The House and Senate have both introduced budget bills which maintain the funding levels and we will work diligently to make sure they pass with the Commonwealth budget by June 30th.
As we get closer to June 30th, I ask that you stay tuned to your email and the university’s social media channels.  If we believe that Temple’s funding is at risk, we will call on you, and all members of the Temple community to advocate for Temple. As always, thank you for being part of TALON and supporting Temple University. 

— Kenneth Lawrence Jr., Senior Vice President of Government Community and Public Affairs

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