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Stable State Funding for BHC

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Thanks to action by the Illinois General Assembly over the weekend, a key part of the budget for Black Hawk College will probably stay the same next year. The proposed state budget includes state funding at the same level as this year. 

Chief Financial Officer Steve Frommelt says the proposed budget he presented to the board of trustees last week assumes consistent state funding - at 7 million dollars out of overall revenue of 36 million, or about 20 per cent. 

"The other components in our traditional operating budget is tuition, and we're going into our fourth year of holding tuition the same at 149 dollars per credit hour. And our tax levy is remaining relatively flat with an increase of one-third of one per cent." 

But it may be difficult for Black Hawk to keep those same numbers in the future, depending on enrollment. 

The state budget still has to be approved by the governor.

Black Hawk College trustees are now scheduled to give final approval to next year's budget at their meeting on June 25th. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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