Lawmakers Meet in Ironwood: College Funding

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

Ironwood, MI)


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.