School finance bills impact KU proposed projects

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas House and Senate committees approved bills that address possible funding for a health education building proposed by the University of Kansas.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved taking $24 million in funds from a FICA dispute settlement to pay for its school finance plan. The university hoped to use that money to help build the $75 million health education building.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1eei9yZ ) that the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would allow the university to issue $25 million in bonds toward the building.

The bills will go to their respective chambers for consideration.

Another committee proposed using $15 million from the commerce department to give $5 million each to the Kansas Cancer Center, and research at Kansas State University and Wichita State University.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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