Concerns about last year’s budget process have led to the formation of a Bicameral Committee on the Budget to be composed of members of the Undergraduate House and the Graduate Senate.
“This review will allow senators and representatives [on the committee] the chance to review the applications in detail and contact organizations with any questions and concerns they may have,” said Daniel Farmer, Executive Vice President of Finance. “The committee will then present its recommendation to the house and senate for final discussion and approval.”
Representatives hope that the committee will streamline the budget process, as last year, the process ran well into the night.
According to Rep. Greg Jones, this committee may also eliminate the need to create “arbitrary rules” for cutting various line items from the budget of organizations.