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KU Med Requests Millions In State Funds


The University of Kansas is asking the state for millions of dollars to help construct a $75 million medical building at its Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Medical center officials plans to meet with Gov. Sam Brownback to discuss the proposed education and training facility. The university is asking the state to provide $30 million in bonds over 10 years. It also wants the state to release $26 million of a federal refund related to payroll taxes.

The university's budget request also includes nearly $3 million for improvements at the School of Medicine's Wichita campus.

Last month, Brownback said a general increase in funding for higher education is unlikely but additional dollars for specific projects at the universities could be available.