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Takes a lot of cookie sales to cover state shortfall

Some University of Kansas students are doing their part to help fill the state’s budget gap. They held a bake sale this week, with a suggested donation of 25 cents per cookie. All the money raised, which so far totals only a few dollars, will be donated to the state. The Topeka Capital-Journal did the math on how many cookies the students would have to sell to raise $200 million, which is less than half of the projected shortfall: “If all of the about 28,000 KU students ate two cookies a day every day, they would raise the money in about 39 years.” – Phillip Brownlee