1. ABQ Journal - "Senate committee approves budget bill"
The Senate approves a $169 million in general obligation bond projects, which includes renovations to several UNM buildings.

2. Seattle pi - "Senate approves $167M for capital improvements"
A proposal to pay for about $167 million in capital-improvement projects across New Mexico clears the Senate, with $20.5 million allocated for UNM Farris Engineering Center renovations.

3. ABQ Journal (Opinion) - "Rethinking remedial education is essential to student success"
Mark Peceny, Dean, UNM College of Arts and Sciences, addresses the way UNM is  rethinking remedial education by developing innovative approaches to improving student success.

4. 13 WTHR.com - "U.S. Colleges Ranked for Best ROI by BestValueSchools.com"
UNM makes the list of top-ranked universities that offer best Return on Investment (ROI) in the western states.

5. Design Intelligence - "A Case for Indigenous Design Education"
UNM's creation of an Indigenous Design and Planning Institute one answer to empowering the next generation of architects, planners and landscape architects.

6. Media monitoring from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16

The following is provided by a media monitoring service, verbatim and unedited

Friday, February 14, 2014

2 KASA                 7:00 AM

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST ROMANTIC WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU? HOW ABOUT A VALENTINE'S VISIT FROM ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES MASCOT ORBIT. BEGINNING YESTERDAY, ORBIT MADE SEVERAL PRE-SCHEDULED STOPS AROUND TOWN BEARING GIFTS ALONG WITH A SURPRISING LITTLE WAY FOR SOMEONE TO SAY, I LOVE YOU. DAVID ROMERO FOLLOWED ORBIT AND HIS CREW. IT'S A SURPRISE NO ONE WAS EXPECTING ... ...NAT POP SOUND... ORBIT! WE'RE LOOKING FOR MS. MARIA ROTH. THAT'S MY HUSBANDS NAME, BUT THAT WOULD BE ME. THERE YOU GO, ORBIT HAS A SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR YOU. THANK YOU ORBIT! WITH GIFTS IN HAND, ORBIT SURPRISED MARIA SZASZ AND HER STUDENTS AT UNM ON THURSDAY MORNING... A REAL UNIQUE WAY FOR HER HUSBAND TO SHOW HOW MUCH HE CARES... SURPRISE AND DELIGHT TRULY, WELL, I HAD AN INCLINE IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT WE WEREN'T SURE WHICH CLASS SO... I HOPE THAT THE STUDENTS ENJOYED IT PEOPLE WHO WANTED ORBIT TO VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES CALLED AHEAD TO THE ISOTOPES AND SET UP THE VISITS FOR EITHER THURSDAY OR FRIDAY -- AND SO FAR, THE SURPRISES WORKED. HOW ROMANTIC WAS THAT? WELL ON A SCALE FROM 1 TO 10, I'D PROBABLY SAY 9.5 AS FOR WHAT MARIA IS DOING IN RETURN FOR HER HUSBAND... HE IS GETTING SOME OF HIS FAVORITE TREATS, GRANOLA AND COFFEE. SO WERE YOU GUYS SURPRISED? YES! A VALENTINE'S DAY, NEITHER WILL FORGET. DAVID ROMERO, TWO KASA THIS MORNING. ORBIT'S SURPRISE VISITS ARE BOOKED WELL IN ADADVANCE, SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO GET HIM TO SURPRISE YOU'RE LOVED ONE, IT'S RECOMMENDED YOU MAKE CALLS A MONTH OR TWO IN ADVANCE.

ANOTHER HATE CRIME REPORTED ON THE UNM CAMPUS. A POLICE REPORT SAYS -- IN THIS CASE - A DORM DIRECTOR FOUND "F" WHITE PEOPLE IN THE MEN'S SHOWERS IN THE CORONADO DORMS WEDNESDAY. THEY'RE INVESTIGATING. TWO WEEKS AGO IN LAGUNA HALL AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT FOUND THE "N" WORD ON A MESSAGE BOARD ON A DODOOR. THE SCHOOL CAUGHT THE STUDENT WHO DID IT AND THAT STUDENT WAS PUT ON PROBATION.

KOB-4                  5:00 AM

A 4 ON YOUR SIDE INVESTIGATION ABOUT BREASTFEEDING IN THE BORDER PARTROL NOW HAS NATIONAL ATTENTION. WE TOLD YOU HOW THIS WOMAN SAYS THE AGENCY FIRED HER FOR WANTING TO PUMP AND STORE HER BREASTMILK AT WORK. NOW WE'VE LEARNED OF A NEW EFFORT THAT WILL TEST FEDERAL AND STATE BREASTFEEDING LAWS HERE IN NEW MEXICO. IN JUST DAYS FROM NOW.. NEW MEXICO'S BREASTFEEDING TASK FORCE WILL SURVEY 20- THOUSAND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUSINESSES. THEY DON'T WANT TO PUNISH ANYONE, THEY JUST WANT TO   HELP NEW MEXICO MOTHERS WHO NEED TO BREASTFEED. NO, NOT EVERYONE WOULD KNOW WHAT THIS IS AT FIRST GLANCE. NO, NOT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS WHY BREAST PUMPS ARE SO IMPORTANT. BUT CINDY CHAVEZ SAYS YOU SHOULD. SHE'S THE COORDINATOR OF NEW MEXICO'S -- NON-PROFIT -- BREASTFEEDING TASK FORCE. SHE SAYS 85-PERCENT OF NEW MEXICO WOMEN DO BREASTFEED. IN FACT, WE'RE ONE OF THE TOP TEN STATES. BUT CHAVEZ SAYS TOO MANY NEW MEXICO EMPLOYERS DO NOT GIVE NEW MOTHERS THE TIME AND SPACE THEY NEED TO NURSE. SOPHIA CRUZ SAYS HER BOSSES ON THE BORDER DIDN'T GET IT EITHER -- AND DIDN'T FOLLOW    THE AGENCY'S OWN LACTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM. THE BORDER PATROL FIRED HER FOR NOT TAKING A FIREARMS TEST, BUT CRUZ SAYS THE TROUBLE TRULY STARTED OVER HER REQUEST FOR TIME AND SPACE FOR PUMPING BREAST MILK. CHAVEZ SAYS IT'S A SAD SCENARIO SHE'S HEARD BEFORE. THAT'S WHY SHE'S COMMISSIONING THE SURVEY. SHE WANTS NEW MEXICO EMPLOYERS TO RESPOND AND ANSWER HONESTLY. ARE THEY AWARE OF THE BREASTFEEDING LAWS? ARE THEY OPERATING A BREASTFEEDING- FRIENDLY WORKPLACE? HOW MUCH SUPPORT DO THEY GIVE NURSING MOTHERS, IN TIME AND MONEY? AGAIN, CHAVEZ DOES NOT WANT TO PUNISH EMPLOYERS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE, SHE WANTS TO HELP THEM CHANGE. AFTER ALL, SHE SAYS IT REALLY DOESN'T COST A LOT. THE TASK FORCE IS WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ON THIS SURVEY. AGAIN, BEGINNING NEXT WEEK, THEY PLAN TO CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS, C-E-Os, AND DEPARTMENT HEADS OF NEW MEXICO BUSINESSES. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TASK FORCE, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE, KOB DOT-COM.

KOB-4                  11:00 AM          

IF YOU LOVE MUSIC AND WANT TO SEE SOME OF NEW MEXICO'S FINEST YOUNG MUSICIANS THEN LISTEN UP. IT'S THE TWENTY SECOND ANNUAL JACKIE MCGEEHY YOUNG ARTIST'S COMPETITION FOR PIANO AND STRINGS. AND HERE TO TELL US MORE IS JACKIE AND THERESE. GOOD MORNING LADIES. LOOKING FABULOUS. GOD MORNING AND HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. TO YOU TOO. TELL US ABOUT THE COMPETITION BECAUSE IT'S TOMORROW. TELL US ABOUT IT. WE'RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE THIS COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEW MEXICO. HIGH SCHOOL AGE ONLY BY THE WAY. AND IT WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AS YOU SAID. KELLER HALL CAMPUS AT UNM. ADMISSION IS FREE. WE HAVE FIFTEEN CONTESTANTS. THAT'S THE LARGEST NUMBER WE'VE EVER HAD NINE PM. SIX STRINGS. EACH PLAYING A CONCERTO MOVEMENT. AND THE EXCITING PART TOO IS THAT WE HAVE SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN PRIZES. AND THE WINNER WILL PERFORM WITH THE NEW MEXICO PHILHARMONIC. OKAY AND WHAT TIME DOES THIS KICK OFF TOMORROW? NINE O'CLOCK SHARP BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU MAY COME AND GO. BECAUSE AFTER EACH CONTESTANT THERE IS A PERIOD FOR THE JUDGES AND YOU MAY COME OR GO. THEN YOU COULD GO ACROSS THE STREET AND HAVE LUNCH. COME BACK AND THEN THE FINAL IS GIVEN AT ONE OR ONE FIFTEEN. OKAY. PLUS A SMALL RECEPTION AFTERWARD. VERY COOL. ALRIGHT. SIXTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN PRIZES. TERESA THAT'S WHERE YOU COME INTO PLAY BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT MONEY'S NOT JUST READILY AVAILABLE. IT DOESN'T GROW ON TREES RIGHT? NO. THE GUILD HOLDS SEVERAL FUND RAISERS TO HELP FUNCTIONS LIKE THE JACKIE MCGEEHY YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION. AND OUR LARGEST FUNDRAISER WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY MARCH TWENTY NINTH AT THE MARRIOTT PYRAMID NORTH. AND IT'S A BALL. AND THERE WILL BE A PRESENTATION OF THIRTY FIVE SENORITAS. AND WE HAVE LIVE MUSIC TO THE PINK FLAMINGOS WHICH IS   EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE. AND WE'LL HAVE A LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION AND DINNER AND THE TICKETS ARE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. THIS BENEFITS OUR GRANT PROGRAM ALSO. AND LAST YEAR THE GUILD GRANTED OVER SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SEVENTEEN NONPROFIT MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS. WOW. SO YOU MAY GO TO OUR WEBSITE WHICH IS MUSIC GUILD OF NEW MEXICO DOT ORG. AND YOU CAN FILL OUT THE FORM FOR A GRANT AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS. OKAY. ON THE WEBSITE. THAT'S WONDERFUL. AND GO AHEAD. WELL WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY IN ADDITION WE ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR THE JACKI MCGHEEHY. AND IF ANYONE'S INTERESTED THEY CAN ALSO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR THAT. AND THE EXCITING PART FOR ALL OF US IS TO SEE THE FUTURE. MUSICIANS OF THE WORLD. WHAT'S THE YOUNGEST KID? THIS YEAR THIRTEEN. WOW. AND SHE'S A FRESHMAN. AND OF COURSE THE OLDEST IS EIGHTEEN A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL. THESE ARE SOME OF THE TOP STUDENTS IN THE STATE AND THEY COME FROM ALL OVER TOO. AND IT'S SO EXCITING TO SEE THAT THE YOUTH ARE REALLY INTO THE MUSIC THAT THEY ARE. AND WE HAVE A CONTESTANT FROM RIUDOSO THIS YEAR. VERY COOL.IN FACT ALL OVER. YES. YOU'LL BE BLOWN AWAY IF YOU CAN COME AND SEE. JACKIE AND THERESA. THANK YOU SO MUCH. ONCE AGAIN THAT WEBSITE IS MUSIC GUILD OF NEW MEXICO DOT ORG. THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

KRQE-13              5:00 AM            

ANOTHER HATE CRIME REPORTED ON THE UNM CAMPUS. A POLICE REPORT SAYS -- IN THIS CASE - A DORM DIRECTOR FOUND "F" WHITE PEOPLE IN THE MEN'S SHOWERS IN THE CORONADO DORMS WEDNESDAY. THEY'RE INVESTIGATING. TWO WEEKS AGO IN LAGUNA HALL AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT FOUND THE "N" WORD ON A MESSAGE BOARD ON A DOOR. THE SCHOOL CAUGHT THE STUDENT WHO DID IT AND THAT STUDENT WAS PUT ON PROBATION.

KRQE-13              10:00 PM          

THE HOUSE TODAY OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED A PLAN TO SHORE UP THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND .. A PLAN THAT IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO MAKE A LOT OF NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS UNHAPPY. NEWS 13'S GABRIELLE BURKHART IS LIVE AT UNM TONIGHT ... GABBY. THE BILL WOULD LIKELY WITH HIGHER TUITION AND MORE STUDENTS ...THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP CAN'T KEEP UP. "... RIO RANCHO) ITS BEEN A WONDERFUL THING WE COULD GROWTH IN LOTTERY TICKET SALES..." REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE JASON HARPER'S BILL TO FIX THE PROGRAM PASSED THROUGH THE HOUSE TODAY 65 TO ONE. IT WOULD USE THE MONEY AVAILABLE IN THE LOTTERY FUND... AND DIVIDE IT BY THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP. SO IF THE FUND ONLY HAS 80-PERCENT OF WHAT IT NEEDS - EACH STUDENT WOULD ONLY HAVE 80-PERCENT OF THEIR TUITION COVERED. "."... ITS GONNA BE DIFFICULT FOR POORER FAMILIES TO COME UP WITH THE EXTRA NEW MEXICAN FAMILIES THAT ARE LIVING FROM PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK..." STATE DIRECTOR OF THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS RALPH ARELLANES SAYS THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY SHOULD DEPEND ON FINANCIAL NEED. ADDING - EVEN WITH A PARTIAL TUITION PAYOUT - NOT EVERYONE WOULD HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTEND COLLEGE. "... UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE, THE STUDENTS WHO NOW HAVE A LITTLE SKIN IN THE GAME..." OUT OF NEARLY A DOZEN IDEAS... MANY PEOPLE SAY REPRESENTATIVE HARPERS BILL IS THE MOST FAIR. AND SAY REQUIRING STUDENTS TO MAKE UP THE TUITION DIFFERENCE - COULD BE ANOTHER INCENTIVE TO GET A DEGREE ON TIME. SCHOLARSHIP.. SHE BELIEVES THEY ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT CHANGES BASED ON MERIT OR FINANCIAL NEED. BACK TO YOU. OKAY GABBY. THE BILL ALSO CALLS FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF SEMESTERS STUDENTS CAN BE ON THE SCHOLARSHIP FROM EIGHT TO SEVEN.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

4 ON YOUR SIDE UNCOVERS A BATTLE WITHIN THE AGENCY THAT PROTECTS OUR BORDER. THIS WOMAN SAYS SHE LOST HER JOB AS A BORDER PATROL AGENT BECAUSE SHE HAD A BABY, AND WANTED TO PUMP AND STORE HER BREAST MILK AT WORK. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS WOMEN CAN LEGALLY DO THAT. IN FACT, THE BORDER PATROL HAS A SPECIFIC PROGRAM FOR IT. BUT THE WOMAN YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET SAYS HER BOSSES IN SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO FELL SHORT AGAIN AND AGAIN... AND FIRED HER FOR JUST TRYING TO BE A MOTHER WHILE WORKING FOR HER COUNTRY. 4 ON YOUR SIDE INVESTIGATOR RYAN LUBY BREAKS THIS BIG STORY. NOWHERE ELSE IS THE LINE SO CLEAR. WHERE TWO WORLDS HAVE MET IN NEWSWORTHY WAYS FOR DECADES. WHERE WE, AS A COUNTRY, PAY PEOPLE TO KEEP TABS ON WHO COMES, AND.. WHO GOES-- --PEOPLE LIKE SOPHIA CRUZ WHO GAVE UP HER JOB AS ASSISTANT CONTROLLER AT THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, TO WORK THE FRONT LINE IN THE BORDER PATROL NEAR LORDSBURG. , OR GOING ON A 14-MILE HIKE.") BUT NOW, SOPHIA'S LIFE'S NOT THE SAME IN A DIFFERENT WAY. THIS PAST SPRING, THE AGENCY FIRED HER AFTER IT GAVE HER A CHOICE. YA SEE, SOPHIA FOUGHT WITH THE AGENCY EVER SINCE SHE GAVE BIRTH TO BABY ELENA AND RETURNED FROM MATERNITY LEAVE-- --EVER SINCE SHE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AGENCY'S "LACTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM" --AND EVER SINCE SHE NEEDED TO WORK LIGHT DUTY, SO SHE COULD USE A BREASTPUMP, AND FOLLOW THE REGIMENTED SCHEDULE HER DOCTOR SET UP FOR HER. DOCTOR'S ADVICE, DOCTOR'S ORDERS FOR A FULL YEAR. YET SOPHIA SAYS THE AGENCY FAILED HER-- --AND BLURRED THE LINES ON ITS OWN PROGRAM, BY NOT ROUTINELY GIVING HER THE ADEQUATE SPACE AND TIME SHE NEEDED TO PUMP AND STORE HER MILK. AND EVEN THOUGH SOPHIA'S DOCTOR SAID SHE SIMPLY MUST AVOID-- --"ANY TYPE OF ALTERCATION" --"WORKING A NIGHT SHIFT" --AND "RESTRICTIVE CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PROTECTIVE VEST" FOR THAT FULL YEAR, --HER BOSS SAID "WE NEED YOU BACK ON FULL DUTY"-- --AND SAID SHE COULD "EITHER RESIGN OR RETURN TO FULL DUTY." EL PASO LABOR ATTORNEY, RAY MARTINEZ, RECENTLY FOUGHT FOR SOPHIA IN AN ARBITRATION HEARING. HE EXPECTS TO HEAR POSITIVE RESULTS SOON. BECAUSE FACT IS SOPHIA WANTS TO BE BACK ON THE FRONT LINE. AND WITH BABY NUMBER TWO ON THE WAY, SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE HER EMPLOYER WALKS THE LINE IT SET-UP FOR NEW MOTHERS, AND SET-UP FOR ITSELF. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT, YA KNOW, HEY, WHEN YOU BECOME A BORDER PATROL AGENT, YOU CAN'T HAVE A FAMILY.'") IN EL PASO, TEXAS, RYAN LUBY, 4 ON YOUR SIDE. THE BORDER PATROL WILL NOT DISCUSS THIS CASE BECAUSE IT'S IN LITIGATION. BUT IN A STATEMENT, THE AGENCY SAYS, IN PART, THAT IT IS.... "...DEDICATED TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ALL OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND IS CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES THAT POSITIVELY IMPACT THEIR WORK ENVIRONMENT. THE LACTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM IS ONE SUCH PROGRAM..." SOPHIA'S ATTORNEY EXPECTS AN ARBITRATOR TO MAKE A DECISION ON HER CASE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS. WE'VE LEARNED OF A NEW EFFORT THAT WILL TEST FEDERAL AND STATE BREASTFEEDING LAWS HERE IN NEW MEXICO. IN JUST DAYS, NEW MEXICO'S BREASTFEEDING TASK FORCE WILL SURVEY 20-THOUSAND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUSINESSES. "WE HOPE TO LEARN WHERE EMPLOYEES NEED SUPPORT, AND HOW WE CAN BETTER FILL THE GAP. THE TASK FORCE IS WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ON THIS SURVEY. AGAIN, BEGINNING NEXT WEEK, THEY PLAN TO CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS, C-E-OS, AND DEPARTMENT HEADS OF NEW MEXICO BUSINESSES.

KRQE-13              7:00 AM

THE HOUSE HAS OVERWHELM INGLY PASSED A PLAN TO SHORE UP THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND.. A PLAN THAT IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO MAKE A LOT OF NEW MEXICO COLLEGE STUDENTS UNHAPPY. THE BILL WOULD LIKELY MEAN EVERY STUDENT HAS TO TAKE A HIT... MEANING THE LOTTERY WOULD NO LONGER COVER THE FULL COST OF TUITION. NEWS 13'S GABRIELLE BURKHART HAS THE STORY. WITH HIGHER TUITION AND MORE STUDENTS ...THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP CAN'T KEEP UP. "...ITS BEEN A WONDERFUL THING WE COULD COVER 100 PERCENT OF TUITION, BUT UNFORTUNATELY TUITION GROWTH HAS OUTSTRIPPED GROWTH IN LOTTERY TICKET SALES..." REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE JASON HARPER'S BILL TO FIX THE PROGRAM PASSED THROUGH THE HOUSE TODAY 65 TO ONE. IT WOULD USE THE MONEY AVAILABLE IN THE LOTTERY FUND... AND DIVIDE IT BY THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP. SO IF THE FUND ONLY HAS 80-PERCENT OF WHAT IT NEEDS - EACH STUDENT WOULD ONLY HAVE 80-PERCENT OF THEIR TUITION COVERED. "...ITS GONNA BE DIFFICULT FOR POORER FAMILIES TO COME UP WITH THE EXTRA MONEY, YOU KNOW A COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS IS A LOT OF MONEY TO A LOT OF NEW MEXICAN FAMILIES THAT ARE LIVING FROM PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK..." STATE DIRECTOR OF THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS RALPH ARELLANES SAYS THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY SHOULD DEPEND ON FINANCIAL NEED. ADDING - EVEN WITH A PARTIAL TUITION PAYOUT - NOT EVERYONE WOULD HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTEND COLLEGE. "...UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN'T DO THAT ANYMORE, THE FUND IS BANKRUPT - BUT I THINK THIS WILL BE A GOOD THING FOR OUR PEOPLE SAY REPRESENTATIVE HARPERS BILL IS THE MOST FAIR. AND SAY REQUIRING STUDENTS TO MAKE UP THE TUITION DIFFERENCE - COULD BE ANOTHER INCENTIVE TO GET A DEGREE ON TIME. GOVERNOR SUSANA MARTINEZ HASN'T SAID IF SHE'D SIGN THE BILL IF IT GETS THROUGH THE SENATE. BUT THE GOVERNOR DID SAY WHILE SHE APPRECIATES THAT LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO FIX THE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP... SHE BELIEVES THEY ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT CHANGES BASED ON MERIT OR FINANCIAL NEED. THE BILL ALSO CALLS FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF SEMESTERS STUDENTS CAN BE ON THE SCHOLARSHIP FROM EIGHT TO SEVEN.