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Budget Proposal Could Mean Less Money for Public Broadcasting in Kansas

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(Flickr Photo by Holley St. Germain)
A proposal in the Legislature could mean less money for public broadcasting in Kansas. House leaders and the governor have proposed $600,000 for public television and radio stations, down from the current $1.5 million. The Senate had proposed essentially steady funding, with money targeted at literacy and educational development programs. But Senators have offered a compromise that would split the difference between the House and Senate positions. Senator Carolyn McGinn, a Sedgwick Republican, chairs the Ways and Means Committee. She says they need to find compromises to move the process forward.

House and Senate negotiators are hoping to wrap up the budget as soon as possible. Last Friday was supposed to be the final day of the 2012 session.


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