Alright, so now Unite has advertising on television, too, although they don’t feature their ads prominently on their website (despite them being available on the WWW and being of higher production quality than Swamp’s).
And now Susan H has come out with her own budget plan. Whether she did so because of Lola’s plan is unclear, although in her statements she says releasing the plan before she was elected was required because Lola did. (Now what kind of treasurer candidate has a budget plan but doesn’t want to release until after the election?)
Admittedly, Susan’s plan seems to cover all the bases a little better than Lola’s, but I don’t think anyone should be openly discussing budget cuts to student organizations just yet. If anything, someone should be discussing ways to reform the budget process so that groups that are perennially over-budgeted don’t get increases until they actually need it.
Meanwhile, it looks like the Party Patrol came down on Jared’s party this weekend, an arrest was made. If this makes the Alligator, it won’t be the first time a SG official got caught with alcohol involved, nor would it be the first time an Alligator article mentioned the words “Jared” and “arrested” in the same sentence, even if it’s a bit unfair.
What else is going on at UF today? Me, I’m stuck in DC with near-freezing temperatures.
Susan plan does not suggest budget cuts to student organizations, rather reflects the cuts already made by the Budget Committee. The way to prevent over-budgeted organizations to remain there would be for the Budget & Appropriations to actually use the data GAO produces (when GAO exists) when creating budgets — however, budget historically seems to ignore that data. Student Org budgets are created by the budget committee whereas the SG Administration budget is crafted by the SBT. Susan’s plan is comprehensive and realistic. As to the student org money, the $50,000 left over after the budget is balanced could be used to restore some of the cuts to the organizations made by the budget committee.
PS–Unite’s commercials were out first, just not posted on the website. So we’re not copy cats 🙂
And to be fair, I think Susan did plan to publish her budget plan originally.
Lola worked for Access in Spring of 04. Ask Jamal!
Also Fernando Nin was the one who pushed lola to the moon and for everything else. If anything Fernando Nin, is the one who along with Lola herself, who deserves credit for this I Love Lola phenom.
This last post in response to another blogger who keeps bringing my name up on his blog. By the by, Ken and i know more about what the greeks do than you think.
A part of that, James, is because the greeks only have so many tricks up their sleeves; the pranks, platforms, etc., have to repeat every few years.
Even nominating a non-Greek was bound to happen again (John McGovern in 1998, Chris tried in 2002, and now John).