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ASI: Fee increase is needed to avoid budget shortfall, cover maintenance costs

ASI: Fee increase is needed to avoid budget shortfall, cover maintenance costs

February 16, 2014

Associated Students Inc. will face a $963,000 budget shortfall over the next five years if the proposed $16 ASI fee increase does not pass during next week’s special election. ASI Executive Director...

OUR VIEW: Students should vote for ASI fee increase

Staff

February 9, 2014

Filed under ASI, Opinions, Showcase

On Feb. 26 and 27, the Cal State Long Beach student body will receive an Associated Students Inc. special election ballot via email. Students will have a chance to vote on the proposed $16 ASI fee increase that would raise the current fee of $44 per semester to $60. ASI President John Haberstroh and ASI Vice President Jonathon Bolin spoke to students about the fee increase at a Town Hall meeting at the Nugget Grill and...

ASI hopes to create 24-hour study center

Anita Wang, Staff Writer

February 5, 2014

Filed under ASI, News

Associated Students, Inc.’s proposal to create a new 24-hour study center on campus has encountered an obstacle — there is no location for it. ASI Chief of Staff Joseph Phillips said that earlier this year ASI President John Haberstroh appointed Phillips and ASI Secretary of Internal Affairs Andrew Carnes to look into creating a 24-hour study center. “We started out asking for the entire library to be open 24 hours,...

ASI aims to hold special election February

Scott Bosco, Staff Writer

December 10, 2013

Filed under ASI, News

  Associated Students Inc. will hold a special election in February for a referendum that would raise the ASI fee by $16 per semester. The referendum will also include a provision that would base future ASI fee increases on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) instead of allowing students to vote on increases. The CPI is based on inflation, so it rises and falls with the economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics....

ASI Senate passes $16 fee increase resolution

Scott Bosco, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students Inc. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on its first and final reading yesterday that will place a referendum on the spring 2014 ballot to increase the ASI fee by $16. At a November ASI Senate meeting, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller gave an ASI budget report that highlighted the multi-million dollar organization’s budget deficit of approximately $750,000. Haller said that the deficit...

Our View: ASI fee increase could provide much-needed updates

Our View: ASI fee increase could provide much-needed updates

December 1, 2013

  The Associated Students Inc. Senate is looking into raising the ASI fee by $16. At last month’s ASI Senate Meeting, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller described the 2014-15 budget forecast...

ASI Senate discusses raising student fee

Scott Bosco, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

Filed under ASI, News

The Associated Students Inc. Senate is considering authoring a resolution aiming to increase the ASI fee by $16, after its last resolution was rejected in the spring. At last week's ASI Senate meeting, ASI Executive Director Richard Haller presented the budget outlook for 2014-15 as a "time for tough decisions." If the potential resolution passes, it would place a referendum on the spring 2014 ASI ballot and allow students...

ASI aims to increase revenue, outreach, sustainability

Nicolas Rodriguez, Assistant Opinions Editor

November 12, 2013

Filed under ASI, News

Cal State Long Beach’s Associated Students Inc. Senate has begun forming ad hoc committees to address its goals for the rest of the year, which were outlined in a recently authored policy agenda. The goals listed in the policy agenda include increasing outreach to students and organizations, ASI’s revenue and sustainability efforts. The goals also include making student services on campus more accessible and finding...