A Kansas House committee has voted to reverse some of the funding cuts made to colleges and universities last year.
The proposal would divert money next fiscal year to help restore part of the cuts to the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. Under a budget provision last year, KU and K-State took a bigger hit than other schools.
Republican Representative Troy Waymaster proposed restoring the funding.
“It really hurt KU and K-State. We needed to balance that out and just make it fairer to all the regents schools across the board,” says Waymaster.
In fiscal year 2019, the House budget plan would restore more, but not all, of the higher education funding cuts.
The Senate has included a similar provision in its budget proposal. That measure could be debated by the full Senate next week.