February 7, 2022
Volume 29, Number 5

Dear Seminole Family,


Our big day is almost here! After months of planning, FSU Day at the Capitol for 2022 takes place Wednesday, February 9th and promises to be another great event. As in the past, FSU Day emphasizes the university's proud heritage and spotlights the extraordinary accomplishments of our students and faculty.

Please join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for informative displays on the plaza level, second and third floor rotundas. During the lunch hour, appearances by FSU celebrities and members of the Seminole legislative caucus, and performances by the pep band, cheerleaders and circus will begin at 11:30 in the capitol courtyard, with refreshments available for all to enjoy.

In addition, our ninth annual “Seminole Evening” reception will be held tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 on the 22nd floor of the capitol. Come by for this meet-and-greet with our legislators.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and Wednesday in your Garnet and Gold!

In legislative action this past week, the much-anticipated budgets were released by the House and Senate. The budget bills are set to be heard in the Appropriations Committees and then presented to the full bodies in the respective chambers. Below is a chart showing how the proposed budgets relate to FSU. Additionally, FSU’s Trustees received final confirmation in the Senate.

Below you will find updates on some of the bills that we are tracking related to the work of the University. Please reach out to me or Toni Moore if you have any questions about these bills or anything related to the legislative process.

I wish you all the best and am grateful for your interest in keeping FSU and the state university system in Florida the best in the country as we continue to educate the next generation of elite students.

Yours in Seminole Spirit,

Clay Ingram

Budget Update

The House and Senate rolled out their preliminary budget proposals for the 2022-2023 fiscal year late last week, and are now poised for negotiations between the two chambers. While there is still a long way to go, the following is a comparison between the two proposals.

Spotlight on Bills