SGA Senate passes ASF budget
Medical students fight to receive funding
Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 11:04
After taking a second vote on Gay’s first amendment, Senate passed it 11-22-0, thus removing $35,000 from the ASF Business Office’s budget for repair and replacement and moving it to OSI’s SOS budget for the College of Medicine.
“In the end, the students are going to benefit from it,” Brock said. “[The College of Medicine is] a very, very important entity of our university. I just wish this conversation could’ve happened a lot sooner.”
Following another amendment by Gay, this time to add money to the registration and travel account in the SGA Legislative branch’s budget, Senate voted to not pass it and then decided to vote on the budget as a whole.
“Honestly, they spent the whole time discussing such a small portion of the budget,” Miller said. “I have to look at the budget as a whole, and as a whole, the budget is a great success.”
With Senate’s majority approval, the bill now requires signatures from SGA President Matthew McCann, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Services Maribeth Ehasz and President John C. Hitt before it becomes official.