University of Wyoming to watch certain proposed bills

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Laramie, Wyo. - The top concern of University of Wyoming officials when the state Legislature meets next month will be how much money lawmakers end up providing to the college during the next two-year budget.

But there are a number of other bills also on their radar.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that trustee Kermit Brown told the UW Board of Trustees recently that the Joint Appropriations Committee approved the governor's budget recommendations for the university in its entirety.

UW's budget was cut by roughly $42 million during the current two-year budget, forcing the university to cut staff and faculty positions.

The university will be watching other bills, including one dealing with Hathaway scholarship applications deadlines and another regarding tuition waivers for veterans and their families.