Archive for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Governor rejects recommendation to close Kansas Neurological Institute

Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will not accept the Closure and Realignment Commission's recommendation to close the Kansas Neurological Institute.

January 26, 2010

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Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will not accept the Closure and Realignment Commission's recommendation to close the Kansas Neurological Institute.

In a letter to the commission, Parkinson said it is currently not feasible to close KNI and consolidate all residents at Parsons. He expanded on his thoughts in a lengthy blog post on his Web site.

Parkinson said he is issuing an executive order to begin a phased reduction of populations at KNI and Parsons with the goal of closing one institution in approximately three or four years.

Comments

Ken Lassman 5 years, 5 months ago

I suggest you read the governor's blog before you armchair critics start trashing either the governor, KNI, or Parsons. I think you will conclude that he did an extraordinary, sensitive decision that speaks volumes of the quality of the governor he has become in a very short time. My only regret is that he doesn't seriously consider running against Brownback.

getreal 5 years, 5 months ago

Governing with compassion and common sense. How refreshing in this legislative session when the GOP can only say NO to those in need. I concur - he should run and save the state!

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