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Maybe because the legislature required some unwanted, unasked for, and unfunded programs? http://www.khi.org/news/2013/apr/22/governor-signs-law-stem-cell-center-bill/
Susie-Q -- Ever consider that the "family" is completely dysfunctional and you're one of the reasons? There's always one "touched" family member who shows up at the reunion and the rest of the family is polite but they keep their distance.
“It’s like we’re all a big family, and we’ve had this family fight,” Wagle told the Wichita Eagle. “Now we need to talk.”
When option one is to ask taxpayers to pay more...
And, option two is to ask students to pay more...
And, there is no talk of option three, Colleges making meaningful cuts....
The family is in a one sided conversation.
An interim committee, with adequate lead time to prepare briefing papers and make plans for meaningful campus visits, is a good next step. However, do read the full July 22 Wichita Eagle article at http://www.kansas.com/2013/07/22/2900434/legislators-university-leaders.html. This editorial quotes from it very selectively, implying that the Regents and others on the campuses were not forthcoming with data or didn't want to meet with legislators, etc. Based on news reports and the universities' own statements, that was not at all the case. Sen. Wagle says “My senators didn’t feel like they got the information from universities that they wanted.” More likely, her senators didn't like the information they did receive, or couldn't handle the truth about higher education funding in Kansas. The "family fight" she refers to was one-sided.
Dealing with the current Legislature is like the old saying that to get the attention of a mule, you have to hit him in the head with a two by four
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