Advocate for Florida State is an advocacy network comprised of alumni, students, and friends who serve as advocates for Florida State University.
Advocate for Florida State helps state decision-makers develop greater appreciation and support for Florida State. This statewide network allows your voice to be heard during the legislative process and is vital to the University's success.
The 2018 Legislative Session ended on March 11, 2018 after a vote to solidify the 2018-19 state budget. Please see the high level summary of the new funding for Florida State University. The Governor signed the budget into law on March 16th.
We are pleased with the increases to our operating base. Additionally, only three institutions received construction (capital outlay) dollars. FSU was one of those institutions receiving funding for three buildings.
Lawmakers faced significant fiscal challenges this year including post-hurricane loses, an unexpected $100 million liability in the state’s Medicaid portion of the budget, and an additional $400 million in spending in response to the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school.
To receive these increases in such a difficult budget year is extraordinary. The Florida House and Senate, particularly Senate President Joe Negron, deserve our gratitude for the support of this institution.
When contacting your state House and Senate members, please be sure to mention one or more of FSU's Talking Points.