Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Texans hope to get top tier universities after amendment passage

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

November 12, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas: Among the 11 constitutional amendments that passed in the state of Texas was Proposition 4, an amendment that will now transfer $500 million from a “dormant” existing fund into a new National Research University Fund which will be used to hire faculty members and to turn seven schools into Tier One Universities: University of Texas campuses at Dallas, Arlington, El Paso and San Antonio; Texas Tech University; the University of Houston and the University of North Texas.[1]

According to Bill Hobby, former Lieutenant Governor of the state: "Tonight's passage of Proposition 4 sends this important message: Texans understand that more nationally recognized research universities will help retain Texas-grown talent, recruit top researchers who will generate billions of dollars in economic growth, and create more high-paying, permanent jobs.”

See also

Ballotpedia News
* Texas 2009 ballot measures

References