AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Chancellor David K. Scott issued the following statement in response to today''s release of the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means budget:
"I am extremely pleased with the support of the Senate leadership as shown in this budget. The Senate has been a consistent champion of higher education in general and of the University of Massachusetts in particular. We are extremely grateful to Senate President Thomas F. Birmingham, Ways and Means Chairman Mark C. Montigny, Majority Leader Linda J. Melconian, and Assistant Majority Leader Stanley C. Rosenberg.