State leaders ensure additional
Nov. 18 to announce that line-item vetoes in the state budget had freed up an additional $9 million to fund RAHC operating costs.
President Cigarroa said the funding, which doubles the $9 million already appropriated for the RAHC this biennium, will help continue the programs of the Medical Education Division, located at Harlingen, and will enable the Health Science Center to continue to make preparations for the RAHC Medical Research Division scheduled, to open in 2005 at Edinburg. The Health Science Center is responsible for operating the RAHC's Harlingen and Edinburg divisions.
"Funding for the Regional Academic Health Center will play a vital role in treating, healing and improving the lives of people along the Texas-Mexico border,"
Gov. Perry said. "The RAHC mission of training the future doctors and medical professionals of the Rio Grande Valley is critical to a healthier border and a healthier Texas," he said.
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