Two coalitions are sponsoring town hall meetings across Kansas this month to discuss the effect of future state budget cuts.
One of the four meetings will be in Lawrence, at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. The others will be in Salina, Pittsburg and Wichita.
The meetings are being organized by the Big Tent Coalition and Kansans for Quality Communities. The Big Tent Coalition is an association of organizations and individual advocates who believe in enhancing choices for Kansans with disabilities, seniors and people with mental illness. Kansans for Quality Communities is a coalition of organizations representing education, health care, people with disabilities, and state workers working to keep Kansas communities strong and healthy.
Both coalitions say they represent Kansans who believe that the quality of communities is at risk of being lowered if the state budget is cut any more than it already has been.
The groups are urging legislators to value the quality of services in the state and develop the budget accordingly for 2013 and 2014.