Romney-Higher Ed Record

July 17, 2012 - 3:40 AM
FILE - In this June 2, 2003 file photo, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney testifies before the joint Committee on State Administration that is examining his restructuring plans at the Statehouse in Boston. Romney took over as Massachusetts governor in 2003 with a sweeping plan to overhaul the state's public college system to cut waste, reduce costs and boost efficiency. But when he left office four years later, not a lot had changed. His restructuring plan had been stymied over his bitter public feud with William Bulger, the University of Massachusetts president, one of the state’s most powerful Democrats and the brother of legendary Boston Irish-American mobster James "Whitey" Bulger. (AP Photo/Angela Rowlings, File)