BIG SPRING, TX (KWES)
Howard County taxpayers could be shelling out more money for the college.
School trustees have proposed a tax increase to battle the lack of state funding.
This comes on the heels of funding cuts to community colleges across the state.
Earlier this spring, Howard College saw an increase in tuition and fees.
Officials say the proposed tax increase would help the college to stay in the black, along with helping dorm renovations and any unforeseen expenses.
Taxpayers will be able to voice their opinions on the proposal.
There will be a hearing held on August 17 and August 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the trustees meeting room at the student union building.