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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Commission submits higher-ed budget, capital construction recommendations to Governor, Legislature

The Coordinating Commission recently submitted to the Governor and Legislature its postsecondary operating budget and capital construction recommendations for the 2013-15 biennium.

The commission has constitutional responsibility to review and modify the biennial budget requests of Nebraska‟s public postsecondary institutions and make recommendations on those requests to the Governor and Legislature. Through this review, the commission can assure consistency with the Comprehensive Statewide Plan for Higher Education and promote effective use of state funds in support of public postsecondary education in Nebraska. The Commission reviews budgets and makes its recommendations in October of every even-numbered year.

Similarly, the commission reviews the biennial capital construction requests of the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the Nebraska State College System. With its statewide perspective, the commission provides a unified prioritization of all approved capital construction requests. The commission makes these recommendations to the Governor and Legislature at the same time it makes recommendations on budget requests.

Both the budget and the capital construction reports are now available on the commission website.