Community College Budget Hearing: Last Monday, March 13, both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Community Colleges met jointly at Washtenaw Community College. Despite difficult travel conditions, the day saw very good turnout for a campus tour, testimony from Washtenaw and other nearby colleges, and a tour of the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run Airport. The Senate has announced its hearing to report budget recommendations this coming Wednesday, March 22; the House has not yet announced its plans but is expected to hold off on recommendations for a while.

 

House Committee Examines Tax Incentives: The House Tax Policy Committee heard a presentation last week from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Of note to community colleges, the Agency was able to highlight the increase in the number of educational institutions qualifying as "veteran friendly" in 2016.

 

MPSERS Webinar: If you were unable to join us for Friday's webinar on proposed MPSERS reforms, featuring Kathryn Summers, Associate Director of the Senate Fiscal Agency, a recording of the webinar and relevant resources are available on the MCCA website. We look forward to discussing MPSERS reform at the Spring Board of Directors meeting this week.

 
 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966

 

For the map of the community college districts, click here.

 

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