Tensions remain between legislators, KU

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tensions between some Kansas lawmakers and the University of Kansas continue to factor into negotiations over the higher education budget.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1iub9C1 ) reports that some university defenders say the disagreements stem from the perception of the Lawrence community and campus, which is often seen as liberal in an otherwise conservative state.

Those tensions have been evident as the university tries to convince legislators to increase funding for certain projects, including a new building at the medical center campus in Kansas City, Kan.

Some legislators say the university has hurt itself by being slow to recognize the reality of the state’s budget problems.

University officials say despite setbacks in this year’s budget requests, the school’s relationship with lawmakers remains strong.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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