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Kansas Board Of Regents Gives Preliminary Approval To Budget For Projects

The Kansas Board of Regents has given preliminary approval to a $38.6 million budget for specific projects.

However, on Thursday the Regents also rejected a request for almost $24 million to increase funding for post-secondary school to cover inflation.

The board will finalize the recommendations in September and forward it to Gov. Sam Brownback to consider while he devises a budget to present to the Legislature.

The list includes top priorities from each of the state's post-secondary schools, including $10 million to build a technical institute in Dodge City as part of a proposed merger with Fort Hays, and $5 million for ongoing funding of a drug and discovery institute at the University of Kansas.