Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a request to seek an additional $47.1 million in funding for higher education in 2013.
Thursday's vote comes as Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is telling state agencies to prepare for tight budgets in the coming year, including requesting information on how state government would implement a 10 percent cut in spending.
Regents began working on the request this summer, originally receiving a list of priorities totaling $185 million for the 32-institution system.
The final list includes a 1 percent pay increase for the 18,000 employees working on university campuses.
Regents say the request is realistic given projections that the state will be faced with reduced revenues as cuts in income tax take effect in January 2013.