Big Dollars to Lure Biodefense Facility

By: AP
By: AP

The House is sending Governor Sebelius a bill authorizing $105 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements to attract a national biodefense laboratory for K-State. Sebelius is expected to sign it.

Kansas is in competition with sites in four states for the $451 million National Bio- and Agri-Defense Facility. The Department of Homeland Security wants to replace its aging laboratory on Plum Island, New York. A decision on where the facility will locate is expected later this year.

State officials say the Sunflower State's plan is to build the lab at K-State near an existing biosecurity research center on the Manhattan campus.

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