Dozens of people who attended Panhandle Days in Austin earlier in the week were focused on securing Operational Funding for the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine.
Among those interested in the funding is Senator Kel Seliger who says it was in the Senate’s version of the budget.
The full amount, which is more than $17 million, is also in the House’s version of the State’s budget.
Senator Seliger says he is confident that things are going to move forward on the school, in part because of the support from the City of Amarillo.
“Amarillo first set the model for the pharmacy school because communities had not built facilities for state schools and that point and they did,” Senator Seliger stated. “And what the city of Amarillo is doing now with the vet school is also groundbreaking and is going to be good for the community it’s going to be good for higher education itself, it’s going to be good for Texas Tech and it’s going to be good for the agricultural industry.”
Senator Seliger is also focused on changing property taxes and school funding.