2006 State Relations updates
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.
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.
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.