March 31, 2008

Governor to Sign Operating and Capital Budgets Tomorrow

By Randy Hodgins

Just got word this morning that the Governor will take action on the 2008 supplemental operating and capital budgets tomorrow, April 1, at 2:00 p.m.  Apparently the Governor has been working her way line-by-line through both budgets and some vetoes of new legislative spending items are expected.  The UW is also watching the capital budget to see if the Governor will veto the legislative reduction in the four year institution’s cost allocation pool which was taken this session.  These funds are needed to help with cost overruns on the Playhouse Theater project.

Stay tuned tomorrow afternoon for more supplemental budget news.

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