Saturday, March 23, 2013

More Student Tax Hikes

Western students will vote March 25-29 on a pair of student fee (tax) hikes.

Western Michigan University students vote next week on fees to 'Save Student Media,' pay for aviation shuttle

The first, "save student media", would convert the Western Herald and WIDR from private entities to entities supported by student fees.  It wants $5 per student.

The second would subsidize transportation for aviation students who travel to Battle Creek.  This would benefit a small number of students at everyone else's expense.  It wants $8 per student.

Students already pay fees for the Student Assessment Fund and the Sustainability Fund.  Student fee increases usually pass due to very low turnout elections in which supporters are more motivated to turn out than opponents.

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