Statement from University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter on the Legislature’s approval of the state budget package and deferred maintenance proposal (LB384):
"The budget package approved by the Legislature today will help keep college affordable for the 52,000 students of the University of Nebraska. We are grateful for our elected leaders’ support for quality, accessible education and workforce development in our state.
"Moreover, the Legislature’s approval of LB384 represents a visionary approach to caring for valuable university facilities. Not only does this package save Nebraska taxpayers $1.5 billion over the long term, but it puts our university on a path to self-sustainability in keeping our buildings safe and up-to-date for students, faculty and staff. That sets Nebraska apart on the national stage. We thank Chairman John Stinner for his forward-thinking leadership in stewarding this proposal, and the Appropriations Committee and full Legislature for their strong show of support. With Chairman Stinner’s leadership, senators have delivered a major win to Nebraskans."