Friday, April 9, 2010

State Senate Pres In Town

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:47 AM

... along with Assemblymember Noreen Evans, our (all-but-certain) next state senator. They're here to talk about the state budget crisis, cutbacks and Humboldt State University's economic impact on the local community.

Assemblymember Evans and Senate President Pro Tempore Steinberg to Meet with Humboldt State University Officials

Roundtable Discussion on Economic Benefits and Jobs from Investments in Higher Education

ARCATA - State Assemblymember Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will meet with Humboldt State University officials tomorrow to discuss the economic multiplier effects of state investments in higher education.

This year, Governor Schwarzenegger proposed another round of budget cuts, and Senate and Assembly Democrats are looking for ways to avoid the most devastating cuts.  Senator Steinberg and Assemblymember Evans are particularly concerned with the Governor's proposals to cut funding from the state's colleges and universities because those cuts will have an immediate impact on jobs and the economies of communities surrounding college campuses as well as a long term impact on the economic future of the state.

Because of Humboldt State University's presence as one of the preeminent economic engines of the North Coast, these legislative leaders are interested in learning what university officials know about their campus' impact on the local economy.

WHO: Assemblymember Noreen Evans, Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and Humboldt State University Officials

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion on Economic Benefits of California Investments in Higher Education

WHERE: Humboldt State University: University Center Banquet Room

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2010

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