UNC campuses will not be closed in Senate budget

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RALEIGH, N.C.–Senate leaders are backing away from the possibility of closing one or more of the UNC system campuses, the News and Observer reports.

Senate leaders continue to look for more ways for campuses to save money, but will not propose closing any campuses in the budget that will cover the next two years, according to the report.

“For a long time folks have talked about needs for efficiencies in the system,” said Berger, an Eden Republican.

The Senate budget proposal is set to be released in a few weeks.

Last month, Senate leaders were considering closing or consolidating one or two UNC system campuses to save money. Leaders were discussing closing campuses or merging campuses to the community college system.

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