California State University, Fresno President John D. Welty, who Monday strongly called on the state Legislature to get a budget passed, said today he is pleased that the Senate has completed the task.

“Approval of the budget will allow us to implement already negotiated salary increases and support our students,” Welty said. The university had, in anticipation of approval of the budget, provided temporary allocations to the colleges, schools and major campus units.

Welty said he is awaiting Fresno State’s final budget figure, but he is especially pleased that the California State University budget and the CSU Compact with the governor for funding of the state were preserved.