Lawmakers to tour WSU on Oct. 23

Members of the Kansas House and Senate budget committees will visit Wichita State University on Oct. 23 as part of their tour of the state’s public universities, a community college and a technology school. The tour is an attempt to educate lawmakers on the operations of the schools and to help improve relations between the schools and the Legislature. Last session, House lawmakers insisted – over Gov. Sam Brownback’s objections and appeals to common sense – on cutting higher-education funding by 3 percent.