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$75.6 million budget cut recommended for higher ed
The head of the Kansas Board of Regents today condemned the House Appropriations Committee's plan to cut $75.6 million from the state's higher-education budget."The Committee's budget recommendations should trigger serious concern for anyone who supports high-quality affordable higher education for the people of Kansas," Board of Regents President Reginald Robinson said in a statement. "I am disappointed in the Committee's actions, and I strongly urge higher education supporters to restore the Governor's budget recommendations when the House of Representatives acts on the higher education budget in the coming weeks."The budget recommended by the committee includes a $30 million cut from the state's six universities. It also would eliminate all of the $37.3 million in state funding for the state's 10 technical colleges.