Should Fort Hays State University take a 10% Budget Cut? A state representative from Newton wants FHSU and all Universities in Kansas to consider taking a budget cut.
The House Appropriations Committee on Monday endorsed Gov. Sam Brownback’s higher education budget, but several committee members voiced disapproval about spending levels at public universities.
Rep. Ward Cassidy, R-St. Francis, who chaired the education subcommittee, said the committee felt the universities were doing a good job. He added, “The governor stressed not to touch higher education.”
Brownback’s budget essentially keeps higher education funding flat with several enhancements, including $10 million over two years to help build a medical education building at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City Kan.