Chancellor Asks JFC to PostponePosted: February 16, 2011
The twitterverse broke out with news a few minutes ago of Chancellor Martin requesting that the Joint Finance Committee delay its action on the proposed SB11. Her comment, while not terribly strong, indicates a desire for negotiation:
“Given the impact of the budget repair bill on state and university employees, I urge members of the Joint Committee on Finance, in the strongest possible terms, to delay executive action on the bill until there has been an opportunity for negotiations.
“Before curtailing collective bargaining rights that have been in place for years, I am asking legislators to step back and make a sincere effort to develop more creative solutions.”
You can watch the JFC at this link.
I’m going to an emergency meeting with the Chancellor right now; I will keep everyone updated via the Campus First and Twitter.