Montana University System

Proposed Budget Initiatives for the FY06-07 Biennium

 

The budget initiatives (and their current status) that have been proposed or submitted to the Board of Regents include:

 

1.                   Train Workers – and Create Jobs (Move to Workforce Development under Shared Leadership)

2.                   Protect Montana’s Facilities – and Create Jobs (Do not proceed with this initiative but work with the Architecture and Engineer Division)

3.                   Protect one of Montana’s Largest Industries – and Create Jobs (Move to Shared Leadership under Promotion Partnership)

4.                   Establish the Montana Health Sciences Center in Butte (Do not proceed with this initiative but possibly pursue with congressional delegation)

5.                   Establish the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Research (Do not proceed with this initiative)

6.                   Provide Transition Funding for the Montana Tech Economic Development Resource Center (Move to Workforce Development under Shared Leadership)

7.                   Partnering with the K-12 Community to Address Issues in the “No Child Left Behind Act” (Move to Workforce Development under Shared Leadership)

8.                   Increasing the Supply of Health Care Workers to Strengthen Communities and Improve Health Care (Move to Workforce Development under Shared Leadership)

9.                   Increasing Agricultural Profitability and Sustainability Extension Cropping Systems Specialist (Move forward)

10.               Increasing Agricultural Profitability and Sustainability Livestock Specialist (Move forward)

11.               Implement the Fire Training Advisory Council Training Plan – Add One Trainer (Modified since May)

12.               Integrated Weed Management and Biotechnology (Move forward)

13.               Access to Higher Education through Support of Non-Beneficiary Students at Tribal Colleges (Modified since May)

14.               Assuring a Quality and Competitive University System – Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers (Hold pending completion of compensation study)

15.               Providing Qualified Teachers to Montana Schools – Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers (Hold pending completion of compensation study)

16.               Expanded Default Reduction Activities (New)

17.               Program Support for the MGSLP (New)

18.               Increased Support for the State and Board of Regents (New)

19.               Supporting the Montana Family Education Savings Program (New)