In The News: Montgomery County Budget Debate

The following is a collection of late-November/December 2011 press clips about the Montgomery County budget proposal that calls for $2.5 million in mid-year cuts to Montgomery County Community College’s operating budget. The College’s students, faculty, staff and alumni quickly mobilized to launch an advocacy campaign in response to the County’s budget proposal.

Residents React to Proposed Montco Budget Cuts
Dec. 14, 2011, The Philadelphia Tribune

Students Cry Foul Over Montgomery County Community College Budget Cuts (video)
Dec. 13, 2011, The Reporter
Dec. 13, 2011, The Mercury
Dec. 14, 2011, The Times Herald
Dec. 14, 2011, Main Line Media

SOUND OFF: Urges County to Keep MCCC Funding
Dec. 12, 2011, The Reporter

Letter to the Editor: Montgomery County in Need of a Soul Transplant
Dec. 11, 2011, The Times Herald

Opinion: The Army of Sane Makes a Stand
Dec. 10, 2011, Patch.com

Opinion: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
Dec. 9, 2011, The Times Herald

Joe Hoeffel Takes Over As Board Chairman
Dec. 8, 2011, The Mercury (front page, features MCCC student photos)

Cutting MCCC’s Budget Means Cutting Education For Some
Dec. 8, 2011, Patch.com

Residents Protest Budget Cuts
Dec. 8, 2011, The Mercury (front page)

People Protest Budget Cuts
Dec. 8, 2011, The Reporter (front page)

Montco Budget Upheaval Draws Overflow Crowd to Public Hearing in Norristown
Dec. 8, 2011, Citizen’s Call

Montco Residents Turn Out to Protest Budget Cuts
Dec. 8, 2011, Delaware County Times

VIDEO: Big Turnout as Budget Cuts Discussed in Montco
Dec. 7, 2011, Action News

Hundreds Throng Commissioners Meeting to Support Threatened Programs
Dec. 7, 2011, Patch.com

Students, Residents Protest at County Budget Hearing
Dec. 7, 2011, The Times Herald (front page)

Residents Lobby Montco Commissioners to Spare Zoo, Libraries, Parks
Dec. 7, 2011, The Intelligencer

OP-ED: Proposed Cuts to Montgomery County Community College Are Short Sighted
Dec. 7, 2011, The Reporter (by College President Dr. Karen A. Stout)

Park Closures to Be Topic at Hearing
Dec. 7, 2011, The Reporter

Live Tweets from MontCo Budget Hearing
Dec. 7, 2011, Patch.com

Cultural Programs, Higher Ed Hit Hard By MontCo Budget Cuts
Dec. 7, 2011, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Large Turnout Expected at MontCo Budget Hearing
Dec. 7, 2011, Patch.com

Rough Draft: Proposed Budget Sparks Outcry
Dec. 6, 2011, The Times Herald (front page)

YOUR SAY: Proposed Cuts to Montgomery County Community College Are Short Sighted
Dec. 6, 2011, PennLive.com via AP Wire (by College President Dr. Karen A. Stout)

Editorial: Rage and Disbelief Surround Montco Proposal to Stop Funding Parks
Dec. 6, 2011, The Mercury 

Montco Residents Urged to Protest Possible Park Closures
Dec. 6, 2011, The Mercury (front page)

OP-ED: Proposed Cuts to Montgomery County Community College Are Short Sighted
Dec. 7, 2011, The Mercury (by College President Dr. Karen A. Stout)

Montgomery County Officials Contemplate Budget Cuts, Layoffs, Furloughs
Dec. 5, 2011, The Times Herald (front page)

Montgomery County Commissioners Post Preliminary 2012 Budget
Nov. 30, 2011, The Times Herald

Change County Government As We Know It
Nov. 30, 2011, Patch.com

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