LANSING — The state House and Senate are at odds again.
This time, the disagreement is over state funding penalties — totaling tens of millions of dollars — for school districts, universities, community colleges and municipalities that approved union contracts before right-to-work laws went into effect March 28.
The House Appropriations Committee left the penalties intact when it approved the omnibus education bill, which covers public schools, universities and community colleges.
The Senate Appropriations subcommittees on K-12, community colleges, universities and general government, which doles out revenue-sharing money to communities, didn’t include the language.
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Dear EMU Faculty: (Sorry for the length of this message - it is a very important issue which will affect faculty workloads)
I am writing to inform you of a major contract violation committed by Provost Schatzel and Associate Provost Jim Carroll. They have refused to get input from the Faculty Senate on the Academic Affairs budget for FY 2013. They were dismissive when asked why - saying they were not required to ask the faculty. The EMU-AAUP will be taking appropriate action to support the Faculty Senate input process.