Stop Gap Budget Includes Money for BHC
The new stop-gap budget for the state of Illinois includes some money for Black Hawk College, but less than expected. It'll receive 3.5 million dollars, thanks to last week's agreement between the governor and general assembly.
Chief Financial Officer, Steve Frommelt, says k-12 education received money to operate for a full-year, but the new budget covers only half a year for higher education in Illinois.
Frommelt says Black Hawk College received just 1.1 million dollars from the state last year, or 15 per cent of what it had expected during the long budget impasse, and had to cut some spending and jobs. Following last week's agreement, it's too soon to know if any of those cuts will be restored in the coming year.
During the previous fiscal year, 2014-2015, the college received more than 7 million dollars from the state.