TACT Leaders Advocate for Faculty and Higher Education

TACT Board Members spent last Friday visiting elected officials and their staff members pushing for issues deemed most important by faculty last year in the TACT Issues Survey. Discussions ranged from unfunded mandates (Hazlewood Act) to public education funding to the Senate Finance Bill deleting $1 Billion in Special Item appropriations.

Less than one hour after leaving Speaker Straus’s office, the following statement by Speaker Straus was released: - “This (using the Economic Stabilization Fund) is a better option than leaving $12 billion sitting in the bank while making deep cuts to higher education and significantly increasing health care premiums on retired teachers."

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