Laurie was quoted in the following article that appeared March 14, 2018, on StateCollege.com:
PA Lawmakers’ Proposal Calls for Increased Transparency, Board Changes at Penn State
Stanell said she was in Harrisburg on Tuesday for Penn State Capital Day, which she has attended for several years, to advocate for funding for the university. While there she met with state Rep. Marguerite Quinn, who represents Stanell’s home area in Bucks County. Stanell said they discussed “the rising cost of tuition at Penn State, the lack of transparency, and the out of control spending.”
The proposed legislation is an important step forward, Stanell said.
“I have been advocating for months for the Pennsylvania legislature to become more involved with governance at Penn State because a new governing model is long overdue,” she said. “It was a ‘Hallelujah!’ moment for me when Tuesday when they told us about the bill. I fully support the proposed legislation of Representatives Bernstine, Christian, and Maher, and have since contacted Representative Bernstine to discuss this with him further.
“This bill is an important step toward transparency and accountability, and will align the best interests of the taxpayers of the Commonwealth with Penn State, and improve our university’s governance for students and alumni.”