Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lots of students ask for a little budget love

Hundreds of community and technical college students organized by the Council for Unions and Student Programs came to Olympia today to press lawmakers to make affordable and accessible higher education in Washington a priority.

Rep. Deb Wallace, who chairs the House Higher Education Committee, and Rep. Reuven Carlyle spoke to the students and reinforced that education is one of the most important investments we can make.

They've been working hard to minimize budget impacts to colleges but admit it's a tough year. With only half the session down, there's still a lot of work to do until anyone knows how much budget love our colleges will get.