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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Century Solution

Heads up - House and Senate Leadership made the following statement about 10 minutes ago:
"Earlier today, Majority legislative leadership and Governor Herbert instructed the Utah Board of Regents to fully fund the New Century Scholarship.

"The past week both sides of the aisle have provided constructive input in trying to come up with a solution. Legislative Leadership will continue to work with the Governor and the Utah Board of Regents between now and the legislative session to specify funding sources. We expect that the amount of the scholarship restoration will be a reallocation from within the Higher Education budget.

"The Board of Regents has agreed to notify qualified recipients, within 72 hours, that their scholarship will be fully funded."

You can listen to audio of Speaker of the House Dave Clark making this statement in Executive Appropriations Committee Meeting today.

I'll post a link & time stamp when it's up. You can subscribe to the podcast here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lynette said...

Thank you so much. This is going to help students have the opportunity to finish what they started. It is greatly appreciated.

8/18/2009 7:56 PM  
Blogger Bryan Kingsford said...

I guess I'm not too surprised at the comments I've seen related to this issue. They remind me of when I asked someone what they had done productive today and they told me they had filled out a form for government to pay a utility bill for them.

Being self reliant doesn't mean spending money forcibly taken from others through taxation. Working hard to take classes also subsidized by taxpayers doesn't qualify as earning the right to spend unearned income.

I worked my way through college and didn't take a dime from the taxpayers. It took longer, but it's a good feeling to be self reliant and I'm not stealing from others.

I'm very proud of my son for returning a Pell grant because he came to the same conclusion as me. Supporting socialist government programs is wrong.

I voluntarily subsidize my children's education, but they have to earn half. I trust they won't grow up to be socialists.

8/19/2009 9:08 AM  

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