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House Social Services Budget Committee approves closing the Kansas Neurological Institute

February 9, 2011


— A Kansas House committee has approved a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback to close a center for the profoundly disabled and move the residents to community-based living areas.

Brownback says closing the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka and moving its 156 residents over the next two years would save the state about $659,000.

While approving the closing on Tuesday, members of the House Social Services Budget Committee recommended that appropriate funding follow individuals to provide services to them in their new residences.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the committee also recommended that the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services form a committee to develop a plan to move the residents.


jafs 7 years, 2 months ago

Here we go.

I like the "recommendation" that funding follow the individuals - will that actually happen?

And, SRS, which is already understaffed and overwhelmed, now has to develop a plan to move these poor people.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 2 months ago

Like all of the cuts Brownback is now pushing through, it'll make some headlines now that he can spin as examples of his being "fiscally conservative," while making very little actual difference in the budget situation. One year, four years, six years from now, when these ill-conceived cuts begin to bite Kansans in the backside, Brownback and these legislators will be nowhere to be found in fixing what they broke.

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