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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Del Tech Head Asks Lawmakers for More Money

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The head of Delaware Technical Community College is asking lawmakers to restore funding for an environmental training center in Sussex County.
The money for the center, which trains water and wastewater operators, is not included in Gov. Jack Markell's budget proposal.
Del Tech president Lonnie George asking lawmakers on Monday to restore the $250,000 for the training center. He also wants more than $600,000 to hire more staff, including four workers to help guide students through the financial aid process.
Funding for those additional staff positions also is not included in Markell's proposal, although Markell's plan does call for 20 other new positions at Delaware Tech, including eight science instructors and 10 public safety instructors.

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