Statement of NU President James B. Milliken on the Governor’s approval of the state budget

April 2, 2012

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today issued the following statement on the Governor’s signing of the state budget package :

“I want to thank Governor Heineman for his support of a budget package that advances the priorities he has articulated for Nebraska: job creation and education. The Governor’s support gives us the critical momentum we need to raise private dollars and move our Building a Healthier Nebraska initiative forward. When completed, these projects will meet workforce needs, create high-quality jobs, improve health care and expand educational opportunities for young people in our state. I am pleased that we were able to make this case to the Governor and I applaud this far-sighted investment, which will benefit Nebraskans for years to come.

““I want to thank all those who supported Building a Healthier Nebraska throughout the legislative session, including our key sponsors and supporters of the capital projects and Chairman Heidemann and the other members of the Appropriations Committee. Finally, my thanks to all the Nebraskans who have testified, spoken and written in support of this initiative over the past few months. The positive reaction Building a Healthier Nebraska has generated around the state has been gratifying and I could not be more appreciative.”

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