Governor Brownback Talks Money

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Governor Sam Brownback has asked the Kansas higher education system deserves to avoid cuts in state funding. Brownback has used a statewide tour to highlight the importance of higher education. He also campaigned for his proposal to keep funding for the schools at current levels in the budget year that starts July 1.

In other news, Governor Sam Brownback says Kansas legislators need to approve $202 million in new bonds for a national biosecurity lab. He cited the federal government’s ongoing budget problems as a reason to get financing resolved soon. The lab would study animal diseases and ways to protect the nation’s food supply.