CCAC students could face 'significant' rise in tuition
Community College of Allegheny County's chances of getting the same amount of funding as this year took a hit on Wednesday, when a county councilman changed his 2013 budget plan to include the cuts proposed by the county executive.
Councilman Bill Robinson, D-Hill District, changed his funding allotment to CCAC to match the $23.2 million county Executive Rich Fitzgerald proposed. Robinson last week proposed restoring $1.76 million of the $2.5 million cut.
“My colleagues over the years have been very generous with the community college, but I did not sense that generosity would extend to this year,” Robinson said.
CCAC President Alex Johnson told council last week that if the $2.5 million proposed cut goes through, there would be a “significant” tuition increase next year.
Council plans to continue discussions on Tuesday regarding Fitzgerald's proposed $799.4 million budget. Several council members have proposed alternate budgets that include extra funding for Controller Chelsa Wagner's office, which Fitzgerald slashed by 10 percent.
The differing plans set the county's millage rate between 4.69 mills and 4.73 mills. A person with a home assessed at $100,000 would pay between $469 and $473 in county property taxes. The county is required to reduce its current millage rate of 5.69 mills to offset the rise in overall assessed value because of the reassessment.
Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-391-0927 or email@example.com.
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