Governor Visits KU As Part of Higher Education Tour

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Governor Sam Brownback visited the University of Kansas Tuesday to continue his tour to talk about funding for higher education.

He met with University and student leaders at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center on West Campus.

Last week, the House and Senate proposed cuts to higher education funding, while the Governor has proposed keeping funding as is.

Tuesday's meeting is one of 11 that will take part at universities, technical schools and community colleges across Kansas.

Meanwhile, student Democrats at KU reacted to the Governor's visit.

"University of Kansas students and their families are being asked to pay the price for Governor Brownback's tax break giveaways to billionaires," said Forrest Richardson, President of the KU Young Democrats, in a press release sent out Tuesday. "This higher education tour is nothing more than a PR stunt by the Governor to hide the fact that education funding is in jeopardy because of his historically bad tax plan."

Legislators will resume budget talks in May.