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The Legislature provided direct appropriations increases totaling $7.1 million, or a 2.6 percent increase. In addition, the Legislature included A&M System agencies in the across-the-board pay raise for state employees. Those agency employees whose gross annual salary is less than $75,000 are eligible for the pay raise. It is estimated that the agencies will receive approximately $9 million in additional funding for the pay raise, making their estimated change from the previous biennium 5.6 percent.

Other increases in funding include:

  • The 5 percent mandated reduction in the LARs was fully restored.
  • The Legislature provided $5.6 million in new funding for infrastructure needs outside Brazos County for the agriculture-related agencies.
  • Texas Transportation Institute received $1.7 million in new funding to establish an international transportation research center in El Paso.
  • House Bill 2129 directs a contract to Texas Engineering Experiment Station for $216,000 each year for the Energy System Lab.
  • Texas Cooperative Extension and Texas Agricultural Experiment Station received $100,000 each for viticulture programs (in Art. IX).
A&M System Research and Service Agencies
General Revenue Funds, in millions
Senate Bill 1 Appropriations for 2006-07
Compared to 2004-05 Expended/Budgeted Level
Agencies * 2006-07 Change % Change
TAES $ 103,824,841 $ 3,455,063 3.4 %
TCE 89,885,470 1,108,828 1.2 %
TEES 23,229,885 - 0.0 %
TTI 11,869,772 1,702,192 16.7 %**
TEEX 11,785,552 (1) 0.0 %
TFS 29,818,843 699,991 2.4 %
TVMDL 9,593,965 99,924 1.1 %
Total, Agencies $ 280,008,328 $ 7,065,997 2.6 %
Including Pay Raise, est $ 289,008,328 $ 16,065,997 5.9 %

Notes:
* Does not include funding for state employee pay raise.
** TTI funding is Fund 006 State Highway Fund.