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K-State Today

January 26, 2016



Legislative update, Jan. 26

By Sue Peterson

The House of Representatives Vision 2020 Committee heard presentations on higher education. Blake Flanders, CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, and John Bardo, president of Wichita State University, testified on Jan. 20. Also on that day, Ray Asebedo, assistant professor of precision agriculture in K-State's College of Agriculture, testified on the use of unmanned aerial systems in agriculture. Asebedo's testimony was before the House Agriculture Committee.

This week, K-State President Kirk Schulz will testify before the House of Representatives Vision 2020 Committee on Jan. 27. The committee is holding hearings and plans to discuss potential policy changes which can assist higher education in the Kansas Legislature.

The House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee are reviewing budget changes for fiscal year 2016 to make the adjustments the governor proposed for the current year’s budget.

Weekly updates will be posted in K-State Today on Tuesdays. If you would like to receive a listing of bills introduced in the Kansas Legislature impacting Kansas State University, higher education and state agencies, please send an email request to kstategr@k-state.edu.

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