Funding for the Kansas Neurological Institute appears to be safe for the 2013 budget year. KNI provides care for around 150 people, many of whom have profound developmental disabilities. Governor Sam Brownback had proposed shuttering the facility in his last state budget plan. But community opposition to the closure prompted legislators to reinstate funding for the institute. Brownback says the issue has had a thorough review.
A state cost-cutting commission had targeted the facility for closure.