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Some Limits on UT System Regents Remain in Budget

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, sits at his desk in the House Chamber on April 3, 2013. Pitts' HB 1 the Appropriations Bill will be heard on the House floor Thursday, April 4th.
State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, sits at his desk in the House Chamber on April 3, 2013. Pitts' HB 1 the Appropriations Bill will be heard on the House floor Thursday, April 4th.

Altered versions of amendments attached to the budget in the House specifically limiting the authority of the University of Texas System regents survived the conference committee process and remain in the final report on Senate Bill 1.

Texas Higher Ed Graduations Increase, Board Finds

On the left is Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes. On the right is House Higher Education Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas.
On the left is Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes. On the right is House Higher Education Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas.

Texas public universities awarded more than 50,000 bachelor’s degrees in spring 2013, an increase of more than 5,000 from 2012, according to preliminary data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

House Approves South Texas University Compromise Bill

State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, speaks to aides on the Senate floor prior to laying out CSSB1420 the TXDOT sunset legislation on April 18, 2011.
State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, speaks to aides on the Senate floor prior to laying out CSSB1420 the TXDOT sunset legislation on April 18, 2011.

UPDATED: The Senate on Wednesday concurred with the House amendments to Senate Bill 24, creating a regional university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. The bill will now head to the governor's desk.