Potential UF campus in Jacksonville faces test in Legislature

Published on April 10, 2023 at 4:46 pm

A possible University of Florida graduate campus in Jacksonville picked up support for $50 million from the state House of Representatives, but it’s a different story in the Senate where the campus got $5 million in the budget version approved by that chamber.

The University of North Florida also is in the running for a chunk of state money for its Coggin College of Business building as lawmakers hammer out next year’s spending. But like the UF campus in Jacksonville, the House and Senate budget versions diverge on how much state money should go toward UNF campus improvements.

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The final amount for each campus will depend on how the state House of Representatives and state Senate mesh their budgets this month while heading toward adjournment May 5.

Read the rest of this story at the Florida Times-Union, a Jacksonville Today news partner.

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