The North Carolina Senate passed their budget on Saturday, May 31. Following passage, the plan moved to the House Chamber for consideration.
Below is General Administration’s side-by-side comparison of the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) priorities, Governor’s recommended budget, and the Senate budget, as well as links to the Senate Committee report and the final text of the full bill.
Senate Appropriations Committee Report (UNC System begins on page 23)
Senate Budget Bill final version adopted 5:31:14 (UNC System begins on page 65)
May 29, 2014
UNC President Tom Ross issued the following statement on the draft 2014-15 state budget released by the Senate Appropriations Committee:
The 2014-15 draft state budget released by the Senate Appropriations Committee offers clear evidence that the North Carolina Senate understands the critical role our public universities must continue to play in North Carolina’s economic future. Given the needs facing the State, we are grateful that the Senate budget recognizes the need to invest in areas that are key to the future of the University, as highlighted in our strategic plan. We support the efforts of legislative leaders to fund salary increases for state workers and look forward to working with them to address compensation issues for University faculty and staff. While the budget process is far from complete, the Senate budget marks an important step forward for our students and our State, and it demonstrates support that is crucial as the University strives to remain the most valuable asset owned by the people of North Carolina.