Members of the Friends of UTMB Political Action Committee wrote this guest column to help promote the value and importance of UTMB for our region and for the entire state. “As you know, the road ahead is paved with great economic and political uncertainty. The state of Texas is facing a deficit in excess of $20 billion. There obviously will be cuts, but it is the goal of the Friends of UTMB PAC to make sure these cuts do not impact the forward progress of UTMB.”