TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The House sends Gov. Kathleen Sebelius a bill authorizing $105 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements to attract a national biodefense laboratory.
The governor is expected to sign it.
Kansas is competing with four states for the $451 million National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to replace an aging laboratory on Plum Island, N.Y. A decision on where the facility will be is expected later this year.
State officials have submitted a proposal to build the lab at Kansas State University near an existing biosecurity research center on the Manhattan campus.
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