TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House and Senate committees approved bills that address possible funding for a health education building proposed by the University of Kansas.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved taking $24 million in funds from a FICA dispute settlement to pay for its school finance plan. The university hoped to use that money to help build the $75 million health education building.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1eei9yZ ) that the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would allow the university to issue $25 million in bonds toward the building.
The bills will go to their respective chambers for consideration.
Another committee proposed using $15 million from the commerce department to give $5 million each to the Kansas Cancer Center, and research at Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com