Rep. Morris responds to Senate budget proposal

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, April 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE – “Today, the Senate presented their version of Indiana’s biennial budget, which now will be further debated and discussed.  In the Senate proposal, they have offered a way for IPFW to receive more funding, which creates a stronger mission and encourages more opportunities for students.

“This session, I authored legislation, House Bill 1627, which would have required the Commission for Higher Education to designate IPFW as a metropolitan campus. This change could have generated more funding and allowed the campus to offer additional degrees and opportunities for students. I am pleased to see the Senate’s approach to this change in their version of the budget; IPFW deserves all the recognition and support we can give.

“As a resident of Fort Wayne, and a strong supporter of IPFW, I was pleased to see they are receiving much needed funding, which will ensure they are continuing to offer the best education in northeastern Indiana. IPFW is a shining star in our community and giving them additional funds will work to offer more degrees to more students, creating a stronger workforce in Indiana. I am pleased to see IPFW has been given the recognition it deserves, and I will continue to advocate for their success during the budget process.”


Rep. Morris represents portions of Allen County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and is a member of Employment, Labor and Pensions and Roads and Transportation Committees.