Nearly 50 Kansas lawmakers and staff were at Kansas State University today as part of a legislative tour across the state.
The tour will allow legislators to gather information from Kansas’ six state universities, as well as Washburn Institute of Technology and Fort Scott Community College.
"We add additional people in student financial aid to help," said Kansas State President Kirk Schulz. "That’s an additional administrative line. So, you know, there’s one thing to say how many executives are you adding at really high salaries and how many folks are you adding that have an impact on our ability to deliver a great educational experience."
The tour is taking place just months after lawmakers approved a budget that reduced funding to higher education in the state of Kansas by $35 million over the next two fiscal years.