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Panel Addresses 2019 Legislative Session

May 24, 2019

UNC hosted a legislative wrap-up session, sponsored by the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to foster community engagement.

Organizers of a campus event sponsored by the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce invited the northern Colorado delegation and local government relations representatives to serve as panelists and review the 2019 Colorado Legislative session.

The wide-ranging conversation Wednesday, attended by Sen. John Cooke and facilitated by UNC Professor Stan Luger, touched on business, education, transportation and oil and gas bills that went before the General Assembly.

Before a Q&A session with the audience, UNC’s government relations representative Kayla Tibbals noted the 13% increase in higher education funding for next year, which will keep UNC’s tuition at 2018-19 rates for in-state, undergraduate students. Tibbals, of Nexus Policy Group, also prepared this review of the session.

The legislative wrap-up was the result of conversations between UNC President Andy Feinstein and community leaders about how the university can be more involved in the community.

"This is the first of, hopefully, many times that we do this," Feinstein told the audience, noting that there’s the possibility of campus hosting a 2020 legislative preview in December.

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