Higher Ed Spending Key Issue In Kansas Budget Talks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Proposed cuts in spending on higher education is a key issue for Kansas legislators as the House and Senate attempt to reconcile their differences on the state budget.

Legislative leaders hoped negotiations would resume Monday on proposed budgets of roughly $14.5 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, beginning in July. Talks broke off Friday, delaying the end of lawmakers' annual session

The two chambers disagree over funding for state universities, community colleges and technical colleges -- and both are at odds with Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's recommendations.

Brownback wants to hold higher education funding flat for two years.

The House is proposing a 4 percent cut during the next fiscal year. The Senate is proposing to phase in a 2 percent cut over two years.


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