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2015-2016 Pennsylvania State Budget News

The potential impact of Pennsylvania's budget impasse on Penn State agricultural research and Penn State Extension, including programs such as 4-H, has generated much recent media coverage across the state.
Advocates of Penn State agricultural research and extension rally at the Capitol in support of state funding on March 9, 2016.

Advocates of Penn State agricultural research and extension rally at the Capitol in support of state funding on March 9, 2016.

This selection of news stories summarizes what's being said in print, on the air and online.

April 1, 2016

College media spokesman Chuck Gill comments on the funding in the vetoed fiscal code for the Animal Diagnostic Lab and the Ag Resource Centers, and Penn State President Eric Barron is quoted in reaction to resolution of the budget impasse.

April 1, 2016

Dean Rick Roush explains why having state funding restored for ag research and extension was so important for Pennsylvania.

March 28, 2016

President Eric J. Barron, Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones, and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business David J. Gray have shared a message with the University community following the recent resolution of the impasse over the state's 2015-16 budget. "If there ever has been a perfect example of Penn Staters living the University’s values," they wrote, "this experience was it."

March 28, 2016

Dean Rick Roush and Extension District Director Janice Hassan are mentioned.

March 24, 2016

Coverage of the end of the state budget impasse and the restoration of funding to Penn State for agricultural programs.

March 24, 2016

Among those reacting to the restoration of state funding for Penn State ag research and extension programs are Chuck Gill, college public relations specialist, and Rick Ebert, president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

March 24, 2016

Dean Rick Roush says although the college is grateful to have state funding restored for ag research and extension, the budget impasse already has caused damage in the recruitment of faculty, extension educators and students.

March 24, 2016

Dean Rick Roush explains how state appropriations for ag research and extension leverages more than $70 million in federal funding.

March 24, 2016

Dean Rick Roush is quoted in reaction to the end of the state budget impasse, which will free up funding for ag research and extension.

March 23, 2016

Local legislators react to the end of the state budget impasse and comment on the restoration of funding for Penn State Extension programs.

March 23, 2016

After an extended budget stalemate, a supplemental state budget bill that includes increased funding for Penn State and Pennsylvania’s other state-related universities for the 2015-16 budget year will become law.

March 23, 2016

U.S. Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert comment on the restoration of state funding to Penn State for agricultural research and extension.

March 23, 2016

Rick Ebert, president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, is among those quoted about the restoration of agriculture funding for Penn State and others in the state budget.

March 23, 2016

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert expresses satisfaction and relief that Penn State ag research and extension programs will have state funding restored.

March 23, 2016

A summary of, and reaction to, how the end of the state budget stalemate will affect Penn State, including agricultural research and extension programming.

March 23, 2016

If state funding for ag research and extension remains at zero, it will affect more than county extension offices, according to Dean Rick Roush, who says faculty losses could reduce course availability for students. College spokesman Chuck Gill also is quoted.

March 23, 2016

This story about how the college and extension programs in York County would be affected if the state fails to restore funding quotes Chuck Gill, college public relations specialist, and Nina Redding, Extension district director.

March 22, 2016

The newspaper calls on state leaders to do everything they can to preserve 4-H and other agricultural research and extension programs.

March 21, 2016

4-H member Abigail Fisher and her mother talk about what the program means to them. Also, Chuck Gill, college public relations specialist, and Nancy Stevens, extension district director, discuss the programs that would be affected if state funding for ag research and extension remains at zero.

March 21, 2016

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert and other officials lament the potential impact the state budget impasse could have on Penn State ag research and extension.