2016 State Budget gives funding for new building on campus

Kurt Hanlon

A new Georgia State Legislature bill, which will allocate $33 million to the creation of a new Interdisciplinary Academic Building on campus, is ready to be signed by the governor.

House Bill 76 makes general appropriations for the State Budget beginning July 1 2015, and ending June 30 2016. The new 2016 budget includes 1.05 billion in 20 year bonds.

$319 million have been given to the University System of Georgia, which will use $33 million to create the new building at Georgia Southern, amongst other University System projects. After being passed in both the house and senate, the bill was sent to the Governor’s Office to be signed last Monday. HB76 is expected to be signed in to law in the next few days.