Legislature approves additional money for Utah State University

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Just hours before the general session ended Thursday, the Legislature approved some additional money for Utah State University, including a compensation increase for employees and funding for buildings in Brigham City and Price.

This boost comes from a more than 11 percent increase in higher education funding, to be spread across the state’s eight public colleges and universities, according to a news release from the Utah System of Higher Education.

Neil Abercrombie, USU’s director of government relations, who serves as the university’s representative to the Legislature, told The Herald Journal he was pleased at the session’s outcome.

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