Salina, KS

Now: 29 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 44 ° | Lo: 25 °

Kansas Senate To Debate $202M In New Bonds For NBAF

KSAL StaffMay 14, 2013
Kansas already has authorized $105 million in bonds for the lab.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Senate plans to debate Governor Sam Brownback’s proposal to authorize an additional $202 million for a new national biodefense lab.

Brownback has said the measure on Tuesday’s agenda in the Senate will fulfill the state’s commitment to fund part of the cost of the National Bio-and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.

The new lab would research dangerous animal diseases and replacing an aging facility on Plum Island, N.Y. But its projected cost has more than doubled to $1.15 billion since Kansas landed the project in 2009.

Kansas already has authorized $105 million in bonds for the lab, but President Barack Obama’s latest budget proposal includes $714 million for the project.

State officials pursued the project because it promises more than 300 high paying jobs.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am

Proposed Kansas Tyson Plant Paused

November 21, 2017 6:19 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Enrollment Underway for 5...
February 16, 2018Comments
Fire Destroys Contents of...
February 16, 2018Comments
UPDATE: No Incidents Foll...
February 16, 2018Comments
Shoplifters Caught on Cam...
February 16, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO