Kansas Senate panel wants to pull money from main KU and KSU campuses

Part of Senate plan would take $3.2M from main KSU campus.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A legislative committee’s proposed budget for the Kansas higher education system would shift money away from Kansas State University and the main University of Kansas campus.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved a higher education budget of $2.7 billion both for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the following fiscal year.

The panel endorsed a subcommittee’s proposal to trim operating funds for the main University of Kansas campus in Lawrence by $4.6 million each year.

The money would go to the University of Kansas Medical Center to help it expand in Wichita and to provide scholarships for medical students.

Kansas State University would lose $3.2 million in operating funds each year.

But the committee said it could review the spending again later.

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