Monthly Archives: June 2011

New state rules morph tuition landscape

Today the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges approved increases in tuition rates: a 13 percent increase for full time students and an 11 percent hike for part time students. The state budget set the SBCTC tuition-increase limit at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lay-off Haiku

I had to lay someone off today. It was the low-light of this year.  Here is my lay-off haiku. Waterproof makeup Essential for pink-slip day. Sadness settles in. While you are making up your own haiku (the best will be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lost in Translation – State Budget Redux

Last week the Yakima Herald called for numbers for their annual post-legislative session budget wrap-up. The article is in today’s YHR. The reporter, Erin Snelgrove, was trying to compare apples to apples in order to show the difference between the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Governor vetos little in operating and capital budgets

Thank you Steve DuPont for poring through the governor’s veto messages on the state two-year budgets. Yesterday the governor addressed both. She has the power to veto an entire bill or sections of bills, but not a line or two. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trustees set budget guidelines

With today’s meeting of CWU trustees behind us, we can begin to focus on what the budget will look like on the campus. Trustees today approved: two 14-percent tuition increases holding employees harmless from the 3-percent wage cut holding employees … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trustees’ work session examines budget detail, stakes

Late this afternoon the Board of Trustees met for a work session on the details surrounding the budget handed them by the state legislature. You know the facts and by now must be sick of hearing them. I know I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

As promised, the dog & mini horse bill

A dog, a horse, and a parrot walk into a bar. Which one gets thrown out? Only the parrot, under HB 1728, which the legislature approved and the governor signed. Apparently this little-known public policy issue arose after customers in various … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment