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Shrinking enrollment pinches TVCC

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

ONTARIO – The labor strife at Treasure Valley Community College can’t be understood unless you chew on the very dry bone called “government budget.”

At the heart of the fight is money.

Instructors want more for their work.

College officials say they can’t afford that.

The dispute has been brewing for years, and here’s where that dreaded phrase “government budget” comes in.

Unlike a personal budget, a government like the community college can’t spend more than it takes in. That’s the law.  At the end of each . . .