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CBC to start budget cut talks

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PASCO, Wash.--  CBC has known they would need to trim an additional million and a half dollars from their budget pretty since the Governor gave her economic forecast last month.

But with renewed budget talks as Olympia gets busy again, we wanted to know if they've decided what programs are on the chopping block.

CBC president Rich Cummins told KNDU today he has in mind some changes to make but will meet with a special committee at the end of the month to discuss cuts. And he says everything is on the table.

"Well yea, everything has to be I mean that's one of our guiding principles in that there are no sacred cows," said Cummins. "For a committee to do good work they have to know everything is up for consideration, otherwise you stifle ideas."

Employer demand is a strong factor in choosing which programs stay. The college is planning to up tuition rates seven percent. All of this comes after nearly four million dollars was slashed from the college's budget last year.