Salina http://kcur.org en Brownback Calls For Sales Tax Extension For Higher Ed http://kcur.org/post/brownback-calls-sales-tax-extension-higher-ed <p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants lawmakers to extend a temporary sales tax hike as a way to fund the state's universities.</p><p>The governor says cuts to higher education would be a momentum-killer at a time when he thinks a lot of positive things are happening in Kansas. Lawmakers are hesitant to extend the sales tax hike, which was approved in 2010 on the condition that it would expire July 1 of this year.</p><p>Following a tour of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Salina, Brownback called the facility a great place to invest.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:13:52 +0000 Bryan Thompson 36377 at http://kcur.org Brownback Calls For Sales Tax Extension For Higher Ed KU To Open Medical Training Program In Salina http://kcur.org/post/ku-open-medical-training-program-salina <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d02341b2384-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d02341b2384-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d02341b2384-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-891759.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – The only medical school in Kansas is expanding. Officials at KU's School of Medicine have announced they're opening a four year medical program at the Regional Medical Center in Salina. The program will be geared towards the practice of rural medicine.</p> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:58:01 +0000 Elana Gordon 6433 at http://kcur.org