(PORT HURON) -- State Representative Paul Muxlow of Brown City, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges, has called for a joint committee meeting to discuss the fiscal year 2013-14 Community Colleges appropriations bill. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 11, at St. Clair County Community College's Michigan Technical Education Center in Port Huron at 1 p.m. Muxlow says the community colleges in our region are vital to our economic growth and success. The purpose of the meeting is to hear from local community colleges to hear how they view the proposed budget and the impacts it might have on their programs. St. Clair County Community College officials will be on hand to testify about their programs and future goals. The public is welcome to attend.