Statement Regarding Executive Budget

“Defaulting on the promise of TOPS is unconscionable at a time when educational attainment and talent development are essential to the quality of life and economic growth in our state. We should be talking about a reinvestment in our people, especially those we have historically underserved. We understand the governor is mandated to submit a budget that aligns with the revenue forecast and that he is severely limited in where cuts can be proposed. His commitment to higher education and that of the legislature last year ensured our universities were held stable and TOPS was fully funded for the first time in nearly a decade. We look forward to working with our state leaders to secure that same commitment for our future.”

Dr. Jim B Henderson