Elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and with the millage request from the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency having been rejected by voters last month, now come the consequences about cuts to the programs at the Technical Education Center. RESA's Pat Yanik tells us the more than $1-million dollars in cuts decided on this week by the RESA Board of Education are due to revenue declines caused by lower property values stemming from the Recession. Yanik says the vocational education cuts will be made across the next couple of years and they're designed to balance the budget for the TEC Center. Among the cuts will be the Teacher Exploration, Construction Trades, and Health Exploration programs, along with one section of the Cosmetology program. Students who are currently enrolled in a two-year program that's scheduled to be cut will be allowed to complete their program, then at the end of two years, the number of students who are able to attend classes at the TEC Center will be decreased. Yanik says even after a couple years worth of budget cutting TEC will still be in the red. He says the budget will be reevaluated at that time to determine if any other adjustments have to be made.