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State Board Of Regents Starts On Budget For Higher Education

The Kansas Board of Regents is in the early stages of writing a budget request for the state’s higher education system. On Wednesday, they’ll start discussions on the spending plan they’ll submit to Governor Sam Brownback.

Breeze Richardson, with the board, says they'll be writing a two-year budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

She says this is only the second time the board will write a two-year budget in recent memory, and it requires a little more forethought.

“It’s not something that there’s a tremendous institutional knowledge about," Richardson says. "This last legislative session was very interesting because it was the first time around for year two of the two-year budget.”

Regents will continue work on the budget proposal in the coming months and will submit a funding request in October.