Budget Allocates Funds for New Science Building for Clayton State University

ATLANTA (March 29, 2013) – Sen. Gail Davenport (D-Jonesboro) fought for Clayton State University to receive funds in the Fiscal Year 2014 General Budget.  After five years of negotiations, the Georgia General Assembly has approved a line item provision for Clayton State to build a much needed new science facility.  HB 106 now awaits the Governor’s final approval.

“Clayton State University has struggled for years to educate their science students with very few resources,” said Sen. Davenport.  “A new science facility could mean as many as 16 new labs and a chance for the university to develop advanced science degrees.  This gives them a real chance to provide the best education possible for our state’s future leaders, especially in health and biological sciences.”

Sens. Davenport and Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) are both on the Senate Appropriations committee and have been working with the Governor, Senate Appropriations Chairman and Clayton State University’s President Dr. Tim Hynes and his team to make sure that Clayton State received $19.8 million in the Fiscal Year 2014 General Budget for this much needed Science Building project.

For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2013

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