Kan. regents to develop response to budget cuts

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The incoming chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents predicts that it will press legislators next year to undo cuts in state funding for higher education enacted this year.

Board member Fred Logan of Leawood said Thursday the regents will have a hearing on budget issues next month and submit proposals to Gov. Sam Brownback in September. Logan takes over as chairman in July.

But Logan said it’s hard for him to imagine that the board won’t seek full restoration of state funding for each of the next two fiscal years beginning in July.

The reductions total $44 million over the two years.

In each of the next two fiscal years, state funding would be almost 3 percent less than it is now.

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