University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter issued the following statement today on Governor Ricketts’ approval of the state’s mid-biennium budget package:
"In signing the budget package today, Governor Ricketts has sent an important message about the value of higher education to Nebraska's growth and success. The investments in student financial aid and water research will benefit our state well into the future. I am especially grateful for the Governor's leadership in creating the Nebraska Career Scholarships program, which will expand opportunities for young people to pursue a college education and get great-paying jobs right here in Nebraska. This is a good day for the University's 51,000 students, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Governor Ricketts to grow our state."