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Brownback to tout bonds for new health education building at KU Medical Center

April 18, 2014


— Gov. Sam Brownback will visit the Kansas University Medical Center on Monday to tout $25 million in bonding authority to help build a new health education building.

Accompanying Brownback at the 11 a.m. event in Kansas City, Kan., will be KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little; Dr. Doug Girod, executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center; Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan; Regents Vice Chairman Kenny Wilk; Regent Ann Murguia; and some legislators.

In the recently approved school finance bill, legislators included higher education items, including $25 million in bonds for the building, which has been a top priority of KU and the regents.

Logan said the facility, which will increase the number of doctors trained in Kansas, "has a statewide impact."

Logan said Brownback took a leadership role in getting the bonding authority, and he also said Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, and House Speaker Ray Merrick , R-Stilwell, deserved thanks too.

Logan also noted there was bipartisan support for higher education during the legislative session, including the re-establishment of a higher education caucus that covered a wide ideological spectrum.


Richard Heckler 4 years, 1 month ago

Let's be sure it's a done deal and not election year rhetoric. Let's see the bond money materialize. Let's see an approved site plan and let's see the construction underway.

Kansas voters prefer substance to election year rhetoric.

Surely some democrats deserve thanks as well.

Seth Amott 4 years, 1 month ago

I agree, until the Construction Fence is up, you haven't convinced me. And honestly, after all the crap that the whole process has ton through, I think he is far past "Winning people over."

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