Topeka — The House budget writing committee has proposed more cuts to higher education that would hold the amount of funding for salaries and wages to the current level for two years.
That proposal, by Rep. Gene Suellentrop, R-Wichita, who is vice chair of the Appropriations Committee, is on top of an across-the-board 4 percent cut, or $29.2 million, in state funding to higher education that Republicans on the committee approved on Tuesday. That would include a nearly $10 million cut at Kansas University.
On Tuesday, KU officials criticized the across the board cut, saying it would hurt the school's ability to help grow the Kansas economy.
But on Wednesday, neither officials with KU nor the Kansas Board of Regents had an immediate response to the latest proposed cut.