While the first set of deadlines have come and gone in
Olympia on the way toward a state budget for next two years, discussions are
continuing on how Shoreline will cope with whatever the outcome.
For bills to continue the legislative process, they needed
to be passed out of policy committees by Feb. 23. Those that did move on are
now in fiscal committees where they face more deadlines on March 7 and 10 to
move out and over to the other chamber. Of course, as with all things political,
there are exceptions; budget bills and other important funding-related bills
are exempt. For more information about which bills moved and which bills didn’t,
see the weekly legislative
report from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
At Shoreline, on the same day Olympia was facing the first legislation
deadline, the first in a series of sessions to gain feedback on preliminary
recommendations for budget reductions was occurring. The brown-bag lunch in
Room 1102 brought good
questions and interaction, said Vice President for Administrative Services
Today, March 1, a review and discussion of the preliminary
recommendations is on the agenda for College Council, 2-4 p.m., in the Board
Room. On Wednesday, March 2, the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee is
scheduled to discuss the preliminary recommendations. On Thursday, March 3, an
afternoon feedback session open to all is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the
PUB Quiet Dining Room. See the feedback events
calendar for currently scheduled opportunities.