Two proposals to be presented at AB meeting

The student government and the Student Recreation Center will present their budget proposals to the Apportionment Board at its meeting this week.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. today in the Arcola-Tuscola Room located in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

The AB is hearing the proposals to make sure everything is realistic budget-wise.

The proposals will be voted on in a few weeks.

“Our budget did not change dramatically from our proposal last semester,” said Student Body President Michelle Murphy.

The student government added in a line item to student payroll for the graphic designer position that Murphy created last year.

“We cut down some Student Action Team line items that were consistently unused,” Murphy said.

Murphy said they added in a line item for the Legislative Luncheon, a program Christy Anderson, the student executive vice president, created.

They also moved around some sub-lines for printing.

Murphy said they do not have a total for the proposal yet because they have to wait for their scholarships to be calculated which is based on tuition increase that is implemented next year.

“Overall our budget is very modest; we don’t ask for more than we need,” Murphy said.

She said she does not think they will get cut too much at the meeting because they left little excess money that is not operational cost.

Murphy said they cut out all Conference On Student Government Association line items. “We were consistently getting cut in that area,” Murphy said.

She said she felt that instead of having a portion of the money in the budget and having the attendees or speaker attend AB meetings to petition for the remaining amount, it made more sense to cut it all.

“This would then leave the responsibility to the Student Senate Speaker, Student Body President or whomever is involved to state their case at Apportionment Board each year,” Murphy said.

The student rec. did not comment on its proposal.

At next week’s AB meeting the University Board and the AB will be presenting their proposals.

Erin Riedl can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]