Regents to discuss Kansas higher ed spending cuts

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas higher education officials are meeting to discuss the impact of budget cuts on public colleges and universities.

The Legislature adjourned over the weekend after passing a budget that cuts higher education funding by 1.5 percent in each of the next two fiscal years. Legislators also approved salary and wage caps that will further reduce resources available to the campuses.

The Board of Regents scheduled a meeting Thursday to review the legislative actions. The board also expected to hear initial proposals for increases in tuition and fees from officials of the six public universities.

The board told university officials last month they shouldn’t expect approval of tuition increases that would completely make up for cuts by the Legislature.

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