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Letter to the Editor by FIU Trustee Dotson

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 PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:40 pm   
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A nice letter to the editor by Albert Dotson, Sr, the Chairman of the FIU Board of Trustees, regarding the various legislative pieces with funding for FIU projects, that are currently being reviewed by Gov. Crist to decided whether to veto those FIU plans.

Let's hope we can, somehow, reach Crist's ear and he doesn't veto a single one of the earmarks.... ... unity.html

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As Gov. Charlie Crist reviews the state budget, it is important to remind Florida's taxpayers that planning, vision and investment in our future and the creation of jobs are central to good governance.

Crist has been a champion of New Florida, a plan that seeks to create a new economy based on knowledge and innovation. Clearly, our universities are at the center of New Florida, because they are where we create knowledge and educate the highly trained workforce needed to push our state forward in a highly-competitive global economy.

At Florida International University we are thankful to the entire Miami-Dade legislative delegation for the results of the arduous session that recently ended. We urge the governor to continue to support the work we are doing by giving favorable consideration to FIU initiatives, projects and infrastructure needs, including the facilities for the Miami-Dade Health Department in our Academic Health Center.

These projects are ideal in two major ways: They support the concept of New Florida and provide immediate well-paying jobs in the construction industry, which has been hit so hard here.

Resources allocated by the Legislature, if approved by the governor, will go a long way toward supporting FIU's efforts on behalf of our community today and into the future. Our 40,000 students and their families deserve no less.

ALBERT E. DOTSON SR., chair, FIU Board of Trustees, Miami

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