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July 30, 2014
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Wide-ranging SCCC budget hearing; proposed increase in tuition, salaries


When persistent college critic Ken Walter spoke, he did not endorse the view that the college was as transparent as it needed to be. He said that the college sent a letter about the proposed budget to the legislature on June 6. On June 14, the board voted for raises for management and confidential employees. He said there was never a discussion about this between legislators and college officials in an open meeting where members of the public could listen to the deliberations.

The county is being asked to give $4 million toward the college this year. Walter said, “Now, we’re struggling, here, on our own budget issues, but the college seems to have none whatsoever.”

The legislature will probably vote on the proposed budget next month.