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Statement on approval of the University budget
May 21, 2007

Lincoln, Neb. - University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken issued a statement Monday afternoon - following Gov. Dave Heineman's budget message - concerning the Nebraska State Legislature’s budget appropriation package.

Milliken said:

"I am very pleased that the Governor approved the budget for the University of Nebraska. I believe this action reflects the views of many Nebraskans who have weighed in, expressing their support for this investment in the University of Nebraska - which is truly an investment in Nebraska's future.

"The Appropriations Committee spent many hours carefully evaluating the budget, and we are especially grateful for that Committee's recommendation for the University, which the full Legislature and now the Governor have endorsed.

"While this budget does not meet all the University's needs, it is a fair compromise that will help keep tuition more affordable and will help ensure that the momentum the University has enjoyed can continue."
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