A number of Michigan lawmakers will conduct a joint panel on college funding issues Friday in Ironwood. Among them: Sen. Darwin Booher, Senate Appropriations Community College subcommittee chair; Rep. Ken Goike, House Appropriations Community College subcommittee chair; Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba;
Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan; and Rep. Matt Huuki, R-Atlantic Mine. The public is invited to attend.
The joint subcommittee meeting is to analyze, discuss and hear testimony about the Fiscal Year 2012-13 community college budget. It will take place Friday, March 9, at. 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME at Gogebic Community College at the David G. Lindquist Student Center – Upper Level Courtside Dining Room (E 4946 Jackson Road
At the session, members of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees on community colleges will discuss the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2012. The governor’s community college budget plan includes an increase in state assistance of 3 percent more than the current fiscal year.