Fiscal Austerity Measures:


The Governor proposes that the Montana University System receive $273 million for the next biennium.� Even if her proposal becomes reality, the University System likely faces a shortfall of approximately $38 million dollars.� This does not address fiscal concerns of how to fund the MUS pay plan, nor improve system quality.� Given that or any other likely budget scenario, the board requests that management prepare a budgetary option for board consideration of not raising student tuition during the upcoming biennium.�


Submitted by Student Regent Hur

January 16-17, 2003