Campus Construction High on Legislative Priority Lists

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In 2011, to the chagrin of many university administrators, legislators declined to approve the financing of any campus construction projects. But comments from state leaders on Thursday regarding their higher education priorities may offer new hope for 2013.

At a TribLive event on Thursday morning, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he was hopeful that this session would bring generous funding for higher education, "including a package of tuition revenue bonds," the mechanism by which campus construction is typically funded.

Later that same afternoon, at a Texas Politics Speaker Series event at the University of Texas at Austin, Senate Higher Education ...

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