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More money to be spent on higher education

April 27, 2006

Albany -- After some tough financial times, Georgia's colleges and universities are getting a lot more money from the state this year, $120 million more.

Thursday night at Albany's Flint RiverQuarium, new University System Chancellor Erroll Davis talked about how that money should be spent. He says the budget increase shows the value of higher education in Georgia.

Davis says that money will be prioritized and spent to meet critical needs.

"If our priorities are turning out more nurses and the training of more nurses and the training of more teachers of nurses then we will give money there," said Chancellor Erroll Davis.

Davis says there's never enough money to build all the buildings or implement all the programs that colleges want. He encourages schools to find alternative funding sources instead of waiting for the state to find money for all the needed projects.

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