Texas higher education official says colleges need more funding from state

January 22, 2019

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommended a 6.6 percent increase for its 2020-21 FY budget in order to fund public higher education institutions throughout Texas, but the 86th Texas Legislature has so far only committed to a portion of that.

House and Senate bills introduced this year offer a 3.9 percent increase, up to $339.8 million, totaling nearly $9 billion over the course of the biennium, according to the board.

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