Editor’s Note: Below are the results of ASG’s votes for the proposed line item reductions. An expanded story will follow soon.
Associated Student Government voted in favor of cutting funding to a majority of the line items that were facing proposed cuts during the senate meeting today. The Performing Arts Board and student publications received the largest cuts.
In order for the proposals to pass, a majority of the senate had to vote in favor of each line item’s cut.
The senate voted to amend the proposed cuts to the Performing Arts Board, changing their cut to $15.85 for full time students, rather than the originally proposed cut of $14.40. According to The Bulletin’s calculations, this means a cut of 33.5 percent for the Performing Arts Board. The final vote for the proposed line item cut was 16 in favor and three against.
ASG voted to pass the cuts to The Bulletin with no amendments. The senate passed the cuts with 16 in favor and three against. This results in a cut of 12 percent to The Bulletin’s budget, which is approximately a $10,000 decrease.
However, the proposed resolution recommending an annual decrease of 12 percent for The Bulletin, each year for the next four years, failed with four in favor and 15 against.
The senate voted to amend the proposed cuts to “The Sunflower,” ESU’s yearbook, to $12.38 per full time students, rather than the original proposal for $12 for full time students. This will mean a four percent decrease to “The Sunflower’s” budget for the next fiscal year.
ASG passed the cuts to the Sunflower’s line item with 18 in favor and one against.
The proposed resolution recommending an annual decrease of 8 percent for “The Sunflower,” each year for the next four years, failed. ASG voted to fail the resolution with 18 against.
The cuts to “Quivira’s” line item failed, with eight in favor, five against and six abstentions. Due to the proposed cuts not passing the senate, “Quivira” will receive their original funding of 25 cents from each full time student.
ASG voted to fail the proposed cuts for the Center for Early Childhood Education. The senate voted with nine in favor of the cuts, seven against and three abstentions.
The proposed cuts to the Sports Club line item passed as is with 17 in favor and zero against. Sports Clubs were cut to 50 cents for full time students, which results in a cut of 17 percent to the line item. There was no representative from the line item that attended the meeting.
ASG also voted to pass the proposed cuts to their own line item funding, with 18 in favor, zero against and one abstention. This results in a 7.5 percent decrease to their budget, with the full time student fee for their line item lowering to $14.80.