Texas Universities will receive $3.1 billion for campus construction following eight years of receiving no state funding despite rapidly increasing enrollment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the legislation (House Bill 100) June 18. 

The bonds are for specific projects, most of which are ready to be built and many of which are geared toward science, health, engineering, technology and research. The University of Texas and Texas A&M University will get about $844 million and $561 million, respectively, for projects across their main and branch campuses. About $269 million will be allocated to the University of North Texas, while the University of Houston will get $255 million and Texas Tech University will get $205 million. 
Notably for the AEC sector, Texas State Technical College will get $41.8 million for construction and renovations at four locations.