Hartford Business Journal (May 12): “CT's Early Graduation Gift To Private Colleges"
The rejection of a state lawmaker's proposal to subject private, nonprofit universities and hospitals to property taxes was welcomed by University of Hartford President Walter Harrison and UNH President Steven Kaplan, who recently met with state House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, (D-Hamden), to discuss the impact of a property tax on their annual budgets. "The speaker was incredibly collegial,'' said Kaplan. "It's very hard for people to say, 'Oops, this wasn't a good idea.' That's what he did.''