TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says his office is reviewing budget legislation sent to him by Kansas legislators to determine if can veto cuts in higher education spending.
Brownback told reporters Friday he's not sure he can use the governor's power to veto individual line-items to eliminate the cuts approved by lawmakers.
The Legislature cut funding for state universities by 1.5 percent for each of the next two fiscal years. Lawmakers also placed restrictions on funding for salaries across state government.
Kansas Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/18U2umW ) the Legislature's nonpartisan research staff said the budget was written so that cuts in higher education aren't in separate lines that can be vetoed without eliminating all funding for each university.
Brownback had proposed keeping higher education funding constant over the next two years.
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