COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The board of regents for the Texas A&M University System chose not to enact a last-minute round of cuts and has approved a $3.8 billion budget.
System spokesman Steven Moore says the budget approved Tuesday will guide operations for 11 universities and seven state agencies for the fiscal year that begins Sept. 1.
Some regents last week were pushing for $190 million in cuts. Administrators across the system were left scrambling to identify those cuts just weeks before the start of the fiscal year.
But regents Tuesday chose not to pursue them and adopted the budget as originally proposed. The previous budget stood at $3.5 billion.
More than 120,000 students are enrolled across the system and are served by more than 28,000 faculty and staff.