Perry: Let South Texas Access Permanent University Fund

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In his State of the State address, Gov. Rick Perry called on lawmakers to allow South Texas to tap the Permanent University Fund, a substantial pot of money that only certain universities in the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System are granted access to by the Texas Constitution.

In the UT System, the institutions that currently do not have PUF access are the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. In December, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced an ambitious plan to combine the two institutions, allowing lawmakers to grant the ...

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