The North Carolina House passed their $21.1 billion budget on Friday, June 13, by a vote of 77-35. The budget is an adjustment to the second year of the two-year budget approved by the legislature in 2013.
To address differences between the two plans, the Senate and the House will now work together in a conference committee to reconcile their proposed budget adjustments for the 2014-15 budget. Once passed, the House and Senate will send a final budget to Governor McCrory for his signature or veto.
Below is General Administration’s side-by-side comparison of the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) priorities, the Governor’s recommended budget, and the Senate and House budgets, as well as links to the final text of the House’s version of the full bill and a comparison report on the House and Senate budgets.
House Appropriations Committee Report (UNC System begins on page 27)
House Budget Bill final version adopted 6-13-14 (UNC System begins on page 67, Part XI)
Comparison Report for House and Senate Budgets (UNC System begins on page 18)
June 13, 2014
UNC President Tom Ross issued the following statement on the proposed 2014-15 state budget adopted by the NC House of Representatives:
The proposed 2014-15 state budget adopted today by the North Carolina House demonstrates strong and positive support for some key University priorities. Importantly, the proposed budget funds salary increases for all state workers, including University faculty and staff, and makes targeted investments in some research areas highlighted in our strategic plan. We also are grateful that the House budget provides critical flexibility needed to manage our operations efficiently and effectively. We thank House leaders for addressing our concerns throughout their budget deliberations and look forward to working with the Budget Conference Committee to ensure that the University is equipped to develop the talent and innovation needed to improve North Carolina’s competitive position and build a stronger future for the state.