The leaders of the University of Kansas and Kansas State University have strongly urged Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a budget provision that effectively costs KU and K-State another $1 million each in state support by basing the cuts on all resources, including research dollars. Though the proviso would lessen Wichita State University’s cut by $71,000, WSU president John Bardo similarly told KMUW Radio: “The reason KU and K-State have bigger budgets is because they have been very successful at getting grants and contracts. If we are going to really redevelop the economy of this state, that should be encouraged, not discouraged. And I think it’s really sending the wrong message that if you do well and do what the state needs you to do, we’re going to take more money away from you.” – Rhonda Holman
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