The Arizona Desert Lamp

Last Smash Platinum Bash – $1.2 million in the red.

Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 26 August 2009

In contrast to debut meetings in the past, this year’s greenhorn legislators were granted a baptism by fire, thanks to the mess left by last year’s crew. A full report is forthcoming; the skinny, though, is that ASUA is broke. President Nagata opted to push the budget this meeting, far earlier than usual, and to include the budget in the agenda in the name of transparency. The key graph:

ASUA Budget Graf

Those who wondered openly how it could get worse – this is your answer. The rest of the agenda, which includes details about the upcoming budget, can – and should – be accessed here [PDF].

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  1. Dave said, on 26 August 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I want to shake down last year’s paid ASUA officials until I find $1.5 million. Anybody want to be a vigilante with me?

  2. Garrett P. O'Hara said, on 26 August 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I wouldn’t go vigilante, but it would warrant asking anyone responsible for the mess relinquish any ASUA salary received from last year onward until the debt is paid. Small drop in the bucket, but it would speak more than “nice words.”


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