The higher education system in Kansas has lost $103-million in the current school year which does not end until June 30th.
Two members of the Kansas Board of Regents – Dan Lykins and Gary Sherrer, said yesterday that the state needs to consider raising new tax revenues because of its budget problems.
The Board of Regents met yesterday with Governor Mark Parkinson’s Budget Director Duane Goossen who told them the Governor is planning to make cuts next week and that state spending might have to remain at reduced levels into 2012.
Sherrer, a former Lt. Governor under Bill Graves, said if the state universities continue to face funding cuts, they may have to cap their enrollments and deny access to some prospective students.
Kansas has had 4-rounds of cuts and other financial adjustments this year to prevent a budget deficit.