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CED Budget And Capitol Day Presentation 2010

  1. 1. College Budget Update Capitol Day 2010/2011 Mary Wirth, Director of College Relations and Communications Mary Seaton, Assistant Director
  2. 2. College of Agricultural Sciences Budget Projections 2009/2010 ESTIMATED Total All Sources= $170,719,755
  3. 3. State Funding History Overview – Base Funding Federal ARRA Funding ARRA Supplements ARRA 2008/2009 ARRA 2009/2010 Ag Research $1,536,000 $1,536,000 Ag Extension $1,823,000 $1,823,000 Base Funding 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 Ag Research $22,922,000 $23,094,000 $23,094,000 $25,094,000 $25,595,000 $24,058,000 $24,058,000 Ag Extension $27,580,000 $27,787,000 $27,787,000 $29,787,000 $30,384,000 $28,561,000 $28,561,000
  4. 4. State Funding History – Base Funding *Actuals after 6% mid-year rescission .  ARRA funds will be used to restore the 6% withheld in FY2008/09, as required by the legislation, to bring us back to the FY 2008/09 Initial Authorized Levels of $25,594,000 and $30,384,000 . ARRA Restoration of 2008/2009 Rescission to be Paid in 2009/2010 Ag Research $1,536,000 Ag Extension $1,823,000 Base Funding 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 *2008/2009 2009/2010 Ag Research $22,922,000 $23,094,000 $23,094,000 $25,094,000 $25,595,000 $24,058,000 $24,058,000 Ag Extension $27,580,000 $27,787,000 $27,787,000 $29,787,000 $30,384,000 $28,561,000 $28,561,000
  5. 5. State Funding History – Base Funding Anticipated funding for FY2010/2011 as well. ARRA Supplement 2009/2010 Total Authorized 2009/2010 including ARRA Ag Research $1,536,000 $25,594,000 Ag Extension $1,823,000 $30,384,000 Base Funding 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 Ag Research $22,922,000 $23,094,000 $23,094,000 $25,094,000 $25,595,000 $24,058,000 $24,058,000 Ag Extension $27,580,000 $27,787,000 $27,787,000 $29,787,000 $30,384,000 $28,561,000 $28,561,000
  6. 6. State Funding History – Base Funding Permanent 6% reduction in base funding moving forward in 2011/2012 Base Funding 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 *Authorized 2009/2010 Ag Research $22,922,000 $23,094,000 $23,094,000 $25,094,000 $25,595,000 $24,058,000 $24,058,000 Ag Extension $27,580,000 $27,787,000 $27,787,000 $29,787,000 $30,384,000 $28,561,000 $28,561,000
  7. 7. Cost Increases: <ul><li>Must pay $1.345M this year for Benefit/Health Care Cost increases even though there was not a general salary increase </li></ul><ul><li>For every 1% increase in salaries it costs the college approximately $600,000 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Note: <ul><li>The actual Ag Research and Ag Extension lines in the Pennsylvania enacted budget contain zeros, as the entire appropriation, except for the Penn College line, is lumped into a new “General Support” line </li></ul><ul><li>In the appropriations bill the lines are absent altogether </li></ul><ul><li>We have assurances from Old Main that the lines will be distributed as historically proportioned </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other State lines of interest: <ul><ul><li>PDA research line started at $1 million, down from $1.64 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governor announced last week this line is reduced to zero </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Health Commission funding started flat at $5.15 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governor announced last week this line is reduced by $249,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These additional cuts equate to college cut of around $250,000 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Penn State is a world-class research institution that is not only an economic engine for the Commonwealth, but generates and distributes science-based solutions for businesses and agencies that help them remain competitive and create jobs  </li></ul><ul><li>College plays a unique role in serving Pennsylvania agriculture as the sole land-grant institution in the state </li></ul>Budget Talking Points:
  11. 11. <ul><li>150 year old partnership between the federal government, state government, county government, and Penn State </li></ul><ul><li>The Agricultural Research and Agricultural Extension line items in the Penn State appropriations bill constitute Pennsylvania’s commitment to this partnership </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>These appropriated dollars are the foundation to maintain research and extension services provided to the Commonwealth in each of the 67 counties </li></ul><ul><li>• These state services are not funded through tuition dollars, are unique to Penn State, and should be treated as such </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>These funds are an investment in Pennsylvania that have a proven track record of paying huge dividends to the state </li></ul><ul><li>They are also used to leverage federal competitive grant funding, enhancing Pennsylvania’s economy and providing federal research funds to focus on Pennsylvania priorities </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Agriculture is a major economic sector in Pennsylvania that has tremendous growth potential </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Pennsylvania Census of Ag shows a 9% growth farm numbers and 36% growth in market value of production ($5.8 Billion) from 2002 survey (does not include forest products – additional $5.5 billion) </li></ul><ul><li>During economic crisis, small businesses - the bulk of agriculture in Pennsylvania - need help more than ever. State government needs to be investing in programs that help maintain and create jobs </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Issue to be aware of : </li></ul><ul><li>Many state legislators mistakenly believe that Ag Research and Ag Extension appropriation lines are in the PDA budget, commonly referred to as the “Ag Budget” </li></ul><ul><li>These funding lines are in the Non-preferred Penn State Appropriation Bill </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Sponsored by PSAC and PCCEA </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to be a visible show of support </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on constituents/advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Budget briefing to ensure a clear, consistent message </li></ul><ul><li>All legislators are visited </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate relevance in their district </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is to make them care </li></ul>College Capitol Day: March 9, 2010 CEDs are asked to identify 3 advocates from their county to attend Capitol Day
  17. 17. <ul><li>Advocates will be assigned to groups by their legislative requests </li></ul><ul><li>CR office will schedule appointments - not advocates or CEDs </li></ul><ul><li>Every effort is made to match advocates to their own legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Not every advocate will get to see all of their requested legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates from the same county may be placed in different groups </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates may be asked to visit other than the own legislators </li></ul>Key Points to communicate to advocates:
  18. 18. <ul><li>Size of group </li></ul><ul><li>Number of advocates attending from each district </li></ul><ul><li>Date of Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Legislator’s schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Number of visits possible in the day </li></ul>Limiting Factors in Setting up Appointments:
  19. 19. <ul><li>Will have one-pager with clear, concise message </li></ul><ul><li>More important they communicate importance of programs </li></ul><ul><li>Will have mission one-pagers with impacts </li></ul>Budget Briefing
  20. 20. <ul><li>Needs to be strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to attend the briefing and lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Will not participate in legislative visits </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly host ice cream social </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer as scoopers at ice cream social </li></ul>Youth Participation
  21. 21. <ul><li>Budget Message Challenges for Capitol Day: </li></ul><ul><li>Do not have separate lines to lobby in bill </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State Budget will likely be flat due to ARRA funding for year three </li></ul><ul><li>State revenue shortfall </li></ul><ul><li>Will not have budget message until after the Governor presents his budget and budget hearings are over </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>8:45 AM  -  9:15 AM College Capitol Day Registration </li></ul><ul><li>9:15 AM  -  9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM College of Ag Sciences Budget Briefing </li></ul><ul><li>9:50 AM  -  10:10 AM PSAC/PCCEA Budget Request </li></ul><ul><li>10:10 AM  -  10:30 AM College of Ag Sciences Legislative Training Session </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Legislative Teams Assembled </li></ul><ul><li>10:45 AM  -  4:00 PM Legislative Visits </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ice Cream Social </li></ul>Agenda:
  23. 23. <ul><li>Important for CEDs to foster legislative relationships at the local level </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol Day does not take the place of local, district visits </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage CEDs to identify board members (3) to meet periodically with local legislators </li></ul><ul><li>Invite local legislators to annual meetings and events </li></ul>County Legislative Contacts:
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Ag Action Network - ID advocates in key districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APD Luncheons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Tour / Dean’s Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitol Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications / Impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul></ul>Opportunities for Partnership with CEDs
  25. 25. <ul><li>CED interactions with legislators at the local level: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on programs/impacts in district </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths: </li></ul><ul><li> Experts versus Advocates </li></ul><ul><li> Science versus Self </li></ul><ul><li> Unbiased versus Biased </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Stay Away From: </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Support/Opposition Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriations </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Influenced by AD 50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let me know so we can keep appropriate University/College personnel informed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comply with Lobbying Disclosure Laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes direct and indirect costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms can be found at http://www.govt.psu.edu/PLDAinstructions.html </li></ul></ul>Things to be aware of:
  28. 28. Questions?