Below is the link the the Governor’s FY2014 budget.

Regent Emert just issued the following statement concerning the budget. I will be sending this to media outlets immediately.

Today, the Board of Regents Chair, Time Emert, of Independence, issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Sam Brownback’s Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 budget recommendations:

“The Board of Regents extends appreciation to the Governor in recognizing the importance of higher education in the economic success of our citizens and our state, and we look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature in the coming months to assure the Governor’s budget recommendations are approved. The economic prosperity of our state relies on having an educated citizenry. The thirty-two public higher education institutions have, and will continue to provide, the high quality educational opportunities necessary to meet the dynamic needs of the Kansas economy. Our graduates enjoy lower unemployment rates and higher earnings potential, which expands the Kansas tax base while providing upward economic mobility.”