Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts will not impact Delta College, other community colleges across state
Gov. Rick Snyder's budget slashed $1.2 billion in permanent spending cuts, but Delta College and community colleges across the state remain untouched.
One reason is because Snyder's office estimates community colleges have experienced an estimated $65 million loss in local revenue in the last four years.
The budget also continues funding of $3.3 million that assists academically at-risk students in need of remedial education.
"Obviously, we're greatful that we're not going to get as hard as other people are," said Delta College Board Chairman Robert Emrich, who has served on the board for 18 years out of Saginaw County. "We have a tremendous part to play in job training and retaining.
"One of the names of this recovery in the state of Michigan and in the U.S. is providing higher education skills for a certified work force. That's the business that we're in."