TOPEKA — The Senate has given tentative approval of a plan to provide state money to boost state universities’ output of engineers.
Senators voiced their approval for Senate Substitute for House Bill 2149, which sets aside millions of dollars in ongoing state funding for Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State universities. A roll call vote is expected Wednesday.
The goal is to increase the number of engineers churned out by state universities by 60 percent, said Sen. Carolyn McGinn who carried the bill on the floor.
She said the plan is to grant $4 million to the universities’ engineering programs in 2013 and $7 million a year in 2014 and beyond, McGinn said. Read More