2006 State Relations updates

Tue, 07/25/2006
Although the Kansas Legislature has adjourned, it continues its work in Topeka through meetings of interim committees authorized by a joint panel of House and Senate leadership. On July 25th, the Legislative Coordinating Council met and approved the agenda for interim committees to meet in the fall on a number of issues. The Legislative Budget Commitee was requested to examine the Regents' deferred maintenance issue and study possible financing mechansisms to repair the $600 million of deficient buildings across the Regents system. Two other committees will be examining early childhood learning, autism, and learning issues related to hearing loss which are areas of KU research expertise in Lawrence and the KU Medical Center.
Wed, 05/17/2006
The Kansas Legislature completed its session on May 10th. The KU legislative agenda was well received in Topeka and concluded with passage of KU’s 2007 budget and other legislative agenda items.
Mon, 05/01/2006
The House and Senate completed their work on the Omnibus legislation last Friday.
Mon, 04/24/2006

The Kansas Legislature completed its regular session on March 31, 2006 and will return to Topeka for its veto session on April 26, 2006. During the regular session, the KU legislative agenda was well received in Topeka and concluded with passage of KU’s 2007 budget and other priority items.

Fri, 03/17/2006

Cancer Center - The proviso making the Governor's $5 million budget for the cancer center contingent upon enactment of a bill statutorily creating the cancer center was successfully stripped from the House's FY07 budget bill by voice vote. Rep.

Fri, 02/24/2006

Fri, 01/20/2006

On Wednesday, the House Education Budget Committee heard testimony from KU's Chief Fiscal Officier, Theresa Klinkenberg, in support of HB 2574. This legislation would allow Regent's institutions to sell property donated to the University of Kansas without first seeking legislative approval.

Fri, 01/13/2006

Mon, 01/09/2006
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