January 17, 2014



Governor recommends restoration of funds to state universities

By Sue Peterson and Cindy Bontrager

Kansas capital building

Gov. Sam Brownback delivered his State of the State Address and Fiscal Year 2015 budget recommendations to a joint session of the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Gov. Brownback recommended for Kansas State University these items:

  • Restore one-half funding in fiscal year 2014 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $949,829 for Kansas State, and $1,500,562 for K-State Research and Extension.
  • Restore all funding in fiscal year 2015 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $ 1,196.484 for Kansas State, and $1,419,764 for K-State Research and Extension.
  • Provide $1.5 million for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design to begin the renovation and expansion of Seaton Hall, with $5 million to continue the funding in FY 2016 and beyond.
  • Provide a 1.5 percent increase for classified salary. State universities are required to self-fund the increase.
  • Continue $10.5 million to address repair, rehabilitation and maintenance needs for campus facilities.
  • Continue $5 million for animal health initiatives on the campus.
  • Continue $5 million for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Continue $5 million for launching NBAF-related research at Kansas State.

If you are interested in the time line of the Kansas 2014 Legislature you can find a PDF online.

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