Board Gets Funding Back!!!!!

What you May or May Not Know has been going on with the Cosmetology Agency… 

Due to the VERY bad publicity that the Cosmetology Agency has suffered, in February House Bill 1523 was introduced which was to re-authorize the Agencies funding for the next physical year starting 7/1/2016…  This bill actually lowered the Agency’s funding by $111,000.00 to give them $733,000.00….   This was done primarily because the agency fell short approximately $111,000.00  of using the $844,000.00  that was given to them for the current physical year…   What actually happened was that with all the people quitting this past year, DUE TO THE ” BOSS FROM HELL”  the Agency had a lot of money that was not used so the Agency got their money cut for this upcoming year…..

During the next couple of weeks following the lowering of the Agency’s funding there were HEARINGS and each time either Executive Director Cynthia Johnson or Board President Leisa McElreath did nothing more than PISS the Committee Members off….  At this point the Legislatures DEMANDED CHANGES……  On March 17, Legislatures DEFUNDED the Agency…  YES DEFUNDED no monies for Cosmetology Agency after 6/30/2015…. 

What the Legislatures were unaware of was the new appointees that were just days away from being announced..  And with these new appointees would definitely come CHANGES!!!!!

NOW here is the BEST part… after the Confirmation Hearings on March 25, 2015 and Legislators being informed that Cynthia Johnson had resigned…. on March 27, 2015 Legislators restored the Agency’s funding. Not only did they give them back the $844,000.00, but they increased their funding to $874,000.000  along with the authorization for an additional employee in the office….


3 Comment(s)

  • by Robin Carr Posted April 6, 2015 2:08 pm

    AMEN!! And Awomen!!!!

  • by Marie Butler Posted April 6, 2015 3:38 pm

    Yes that is awesome. I am actually looking forward to working with this board.

  • by Heidi Riley Posted April 6, 2015 9:55 pm

    waiting on your blog on the board meeting where there were the 5 plus Shelly… or did I miss that post…Heard lots of comments, but rely on you for “facts” on events. Thanks.

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