www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

New security system will check Wichita school visitors against sex offender database -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Kansas students above average on ACT; fewer met math readiness benchmarks -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Kansas gas prices continue to fall -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Happiness at Holcomb: Students, teachers excited for first day of class -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

Fire damages apartment building in El Dorado -8/20/2014, 4:46 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kan. lawmakers touring higher education campuses

Published on -10/20/2013, 12:25 PM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Coming off a divisive budget debate this spring, Kansas legislators and higher education officials hope fact-finding visits to campuses this month by lawmakers will lessen tensions.

But the groups have different goals ahead of the tour.

The Republican-controlled Legislature reduced funding for universities, community colleges and technical colleges by 3 percent for the fiscal year that began in July and kept it at about that level for the next fiscal year.

Higher education officials said the tour starting Tuesday allows them to educate legislators about campus needs, showcase strong programs and demonstrate efficient operations.

The conservative Republicans controlling both legislative chambers are committing the state to cutting personal income taxes, believing it will stimulate economic growth. They are looking for information that helps them rein in spending.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News
AP Nation-World News

View this site in another language.