Scott signs new budget, University of South Florida prospers

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Approving a budget that includes several multimillion-dollar projects for USF, Gov. Rick Scott signed the 2014-15 state budget Monday, marking significant gains for higher education.

Among other projects, next year’s budget will include $5 million in recurring funds for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at USF, $15 million for the construction of the USF Health Heart Institute, $10 million for the construction of the USF St. Pete College of Business and $5 million to replace the outdated facilities of the Morsani College of Medicine.

USF Assistant Vice President for Government Relations Mark Walsh said the university is grateful for the approved budget, as it includes all the projects requested at the start of the legislative session.

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