Rep. Mary Bentley, Perry County Republican, whose district does not include Arkansas Tech, yesterday continued her attack on the university for what she deems an inadequate expenditure on its agriculture department.
The Local Rundown, a Russellville news outlet, has the back and forth. It indicates Bentley has massaged (distorted might be a better word) budget numbers to make her case. The university provides
This remains, I suspect, a matter of priorities. State support of higher education continues to erode and colleges, particularly fast-growing campuses like Tech, must make do with less or else raise student fees. There’s
Bentley’s letter of criticism was joined again by other religious right-wingers Rep. Trevor Drown and Sens. Greg Standridge and Gary Stubblefield