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Kan. House panel adopts higher ed budgets

Published on -2/24/2014, 4:43 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A House budget committee has accepted a subcommittee's recommendation to increasing spending for Kansas public higher education by about $44 million over the next two years.

The report largely follows requests by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback for spending at the Kansas Board of Regents, six state universities and state community and technical colleges.

The committee voted to accept the proposal Monday and could send it to the full House in the coming weeks.

Legislators would restore some funding for salaries that were cut in the 2013 session.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican, says the cuts were made in an effort to create more accountability over university spending. He questioned if university leaders had justified the need for more funding, especially in light of ongoing tuition increases.

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