Board seeks to recoup $35 million cut from KS universities

The Kansas Board of Regents adopted a budget proposal Thursday earmarking $643 million in state tax dollars for public universities that would restore $35 million cut by Gov. Laura Kelly in response to a dramatic revenue shortfall.

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September 11, 2020 - 10:31 AM

TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents adopted a budget proposal Thursday earmarking $643 million in state tax dollars for public universities that would restore $35 million cut by Gov. Laura Kelly in response to a dramatic revenue shortfall.

The overall state budget conversation is complicated by an anticipated $1 billion gap between current expenditures and revenue estimates that must be resolved by the Democratic governor and Republican-led Legislature.

Board members discussed and rejected the idea of incorporating the budget allotment ordered by Kelly into a base request of $608 million for next fiscal year.

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