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K-State Today

January 15, 2016



Legislative update: Governor's State of the State Address, appropriations for K-State

By Communications and Marketing

Gov. Sam Brownback presented his State of the State Address to a joint session of the Kansas House of Representatives and Kansas Senate on Jan. 12. The governor's detailed budget recommendations were presented to the House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means Committee by Budget Director Shawn Sullivan Jan. 13.

A brief update for Kansas State University:

FY 2016

  1. Continues current funding and offsets State General Fund reduction with an increase from Educational Building Fund allocation for information technology operations expenses.
    • Main Campus — $1,427,497
    • Research and Extension — $639,574
    • Veterinary Medical Center — $202,825
  2. Reduces Global Food Systems grant allocation from $5 million to $4 million.

FY 2017

  1. Continues funding
    • $5 million base funding for College of Veterinary Medicine
    • $5 million for research initiatives related to NBAF
    • $3.5 million for University Engineering Initiative Act
  2. Reduces
    • Global Food Systems grant allocation from $5 million to $1 million
  3. New funding
    • $3.7 million from the state's Educational Building Fund toward debt service on the College of Architecture Seaton Hall building project.

Kansas State University anticipates an opportunity to restore funding for the Global Food Systems initiative in FY 2018 and will continue to work with the governor and the Legislature on the multidisciplinary initiative to help Kansas remain a leader in food production.

This is a budget proposal and is subject to approval by the Kansas Legislature. The Legislature will review the Governor's recommendations and discuss the final budget. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Governmental Relations at 785-532-6227 or kstategr@k-state.edu.