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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

UA Budget

Pete Kelly met with the Rural Affairs and Staff Affairs Committees to discuss the upcoming budget. Here is a brief overview:
  • The recommendation from the House finance subcommittee is going to the full finance committee
  • The recommended budget is higher than last year's budget, but still not enogh to cover operational costs
  • Legislature says we have enough money for operating by: organizations throughout the state will pair up with UA; we can pull money from somewhere else in the "big pot"
  • Maintenance for UA is currently not covered in the budget, but will probably be added back into it before it leaves the House
  • Staff compensation increases at this point are fully funded, but this will not last forever
  • University asked for $150,000 for Future Farmers of America

If you wish to see more detailed information, feel free to take a look at the "Red Book" at

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