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University of Wyoming Board of Trustees submit 2-year budget proposal to Gov. Matt Mead

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LARAMIE, Wyoming — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has submitted a two-year budget proposal that includes money to improve the college's accounting system, recruit and retain faculty and staff and improve science and engineering facilities.

In addition, the university's block grant request for the 2017-18 biennium seeks funding to match private contributions for energy and engineering, athletics and carbon engineering research.

A new facility for science research takes up $70 million.

Trustees President Dave Palmerlee says the board believes its budget request is essential to maintain and enhance the quality of instruction, research and service provided by the university to the state.

The budget request approved Wednesday now goes to Gov. Matt Mead, who will present his state budget recommendations later this year to the Legislature.

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