EAC hosts community meeting about state budget deficit
By Jeanné Clark
THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College hosted an open forum community meeting with State Treasurer Dean Martin, Senator Sylvia Allen, and Representative Bill Konopnicki last week to discuss the current state budget deficit.
Martin offered a slideshow and presentation which focused on the current budget crisis in the state of Arizona. He discussed the economic outlook for the state, as well as how the state has reached this point. He urged the state not to panic, but to approach this situation with a level head.
Before Martin’s presentation, both Allen and Konopnicki spoke, expressing their views on the budget problem. Following the meeting was a brief question-and-answer session.