"There is an internal number that has been bandied about," said Mr. Kunka, refusing to provide it. "Let me say we are disappointed with the amount they are willing to contribute over the next three-year period."
The fund gave nearly $14 million over three years, with the final payments coming in last year, but applicable to 2007. There will be no nonprofit payment for 2008. (P-G, Rich Lord)
$14 million between them all over three years = $4.66 million per year = never particularly sufficient to begin with, given what the sprawling institutions consume.
"They have to approve the agreement that was drafted. We had reason to believe that everyone was OK with that draft," [Ron Lenguin, fund spokesman] said.
The special meeting is one in a series designed to influence a new long-term recovery plan to be written under state Act 47.
When would we have found this out had the Council not undertaken such uncommon initiative? I wonder what else we will learn.