Hazlewood Limits Not Enough

Last Thursday a Texas federal appeals court ruled Texas universities are allowed to distribute Hazlewood funds based on whether or not a veteran enlisted into service while residing in Texas. Many may see this as a victory for Texas public university budgets, but unfortunately the biggest budget-drainer of the program is still active. Legacy, as it stands, if a veteran does not opt to apply their “tuition funds” to their own college education, they can choose to pass these funds to their children.

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University Performance Based Funding Back for 2017

Republican Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kel Seliger and Democratic Committee Member Kirk Watson agreed this morning that university performance based funding legislation will be re-introduced during the 85th Texas Legislature, particularly to promote the new 60X30TX Higher Ed goals document. They appeared at a Texas Tribune Event.

Community colleges already operate within a performance based model.

Texas Legislature Feeling the Squeeze

The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations yesterday heard from the Texas Comptroller, Legislative Budget Board and the Speaker of the House regarding their perspectives on the near-term future of state finances.

Are Corporate Funded Research Grants and Federal Regulations the Answers to Texas Public Universities’ Financial Woes?

On the heels of TACT’s First Alert last week, the rising cost of Texas tuitions are the topic for discussion at the Capital. The Austin American Statesman reported (click here for full article) on a meeting between UT President Greg Fenves, House Speaker Joe Strauss and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to discuss a national study which suggests the road to financial redemption for public universities is paved with corporate dollars and federal rule changing.

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