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SGA discusses budget, potential new partnership

The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the spring budget at last night’s meeting, which was focused on appropriations.

Executive Treasurer and Chair of the Appropriations Committee Taylor Dotson presented a budget report for the remainder of this semester. Though 27.32 percent of this semester’s budget has already been spent, the SGA has $37,877.62 remaining in their account. The total spring budget is $64,741, which includes the budget rollover from last semester and a $6,307 buffer.

SGA attendees voted on Sigma Tau Delta’s funding request of $1,401.05 to attend an academic conference this semester. After this expense, an amount of $6,898.05 still remains in the appropriation committee budget.

The possibility of an SGA partnership with other organizations, such as the Black Student Union and the Eagle’s Health Initiative, was also discussed at the meeting. President Tyler Clark led the discussion, reviewing the benefits of having a “mutually beneficial partnership between organizations and SGA.”

Dotson reviewed a mock budget for the spring semester where the SGA partnership would receive $8,000. Though SGA committees will lose money if this partnership continues, executive members and the rules and revisions committee are considering the advancement of this program.

SGA executives Clark, Vice President Chaise Lucero, Dotson and Secretary Emily Rowland reviewed the duties associated with their positions to increase transparency and clarify questions about their roles.

The first “Fight the New Drug” meeting, a kudos-approved event, will be held Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Harvey Business Center.

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