Call to Action to Support University Funding

The Conference Committee is working on a budget for Higher Ed from the proposed House and Senate 2018-2019 budgets. As reported in our previous First Alert, The Senate has proposed the more conservative budget bill, which includes 6-10 percent funding reductions for each university and eliminates the special item appropriations. To see how your campus may be impacted, click the link below:

http://tact.org/2017/Docs/Higher_Ed_Funds.pdf

Again, our message should be to reinstate current funding - plus expected enrollment growth - to continue success toward 60 X 30TX, the State’s higher education strategic plan.

If you wish to contact the following committee members, please let them know if you are a constituent. House emails are firstname.lastname@house.texas.gov and Senate emails are firstname.lastname@senate.texas.gov. Phone numbers may be found at www.capitol.state.tx.us/home.aspx.

House: John Zerwas, Oscar Longoria, Sarah Davis, Trent Ashby and Larry Gonzales.

Senate: Jane Nelson, Juan Hinojosa, Joan Huffman, Lois Kolkhorst, and Charles Schwertner.

As always, TACT will continue to communicate that investment in Texas higher education is crucial to our future economic success, particularly as younger Texans are increasingly challenged financially. Your participation is being called upon to lend voice to our concerns.

For a refresher on the Do’s and Don’ts of contacting your representative, click the link below:
http://tact.org/2017/Docs/Contact_Dos_Donts.pdf