The Northwest College Board of Trustees took a preliminary look at the fiscal year 2018-19 budget when it met last week. After weathering some financial storms the past few years, the state’s budget projections are showing signs of stabilizing statewide — and there are even signs of modest growth in some areas. While the budget process is just beginning at NWC, college president Stefani Hicswa is optimistic. “There’s a lot of work that still needs to be done to have a first reading of the budget prepared for the board in June,” Hicswa said. “[But] I feel more optimistic about our revenue than I have in the last few years.” Lisa Watson, vice president of administrative services and finance, said the college is projecting a $650,000 reduction in...
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NWC trustees begin budget discussions, look to the future