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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 02, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION


MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 1:10 P.M. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice Chair
Anderson, Sarah
Brynaert, Kathy
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Atkins, Joe
Clark, Karen
Slocum, Linda

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina discussed the Governor’s proposed cuts and the unallotments.

Chair Rukavina invited James McCormick, Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), to come forward to begin his presentation.

James McCormick, Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) introduced himself and Laura King, CFO, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).

Chancellor McCormick began his presentation of the Governor’s budget proposal.

Questions and discussion followed.

Laura King began her presentation of the Governor’s budget proposal in greater detail.

Questions and discussion followed.


Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 2, 2010
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Laura King continued her presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina provided further comments.

Questions and discussion followed.

Laura King continued her presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chancellor McCormick provided further testimony.

Representative Welti moved that the minutes of February 25, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Questions and discussion continued.

Chair Rukavina made further comments.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 P.M.


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities budget hearing
James McCormick, Chancellor
Laura King, Vice Chancellor for Finance