Jim Denning http://kcur.org en NBAF Not Get Built? Brownback Says It Could Happen Without State Support http://kcur.org/post/nbaf-not-get-built-brownback-says-it-could-happen-without-state-support <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says if Kansas lawmakers won't approve additional funds for the National Bio And Agro-Defense Facility, there's a chance it won't get built.&nbsp; And that's a risk he's not willing to take,&nbsp; he said over the weekend on a stop in Kansas City, Kansas.&nbsp;</p><p>President Obama's FY2014 budget requested $714 million for the top security animal disease lab proposed for Manhattan, Kansas.&nbsp; As part of that request, the state was asked to contribute&nbsp; $202 million. That's in addition to almost $150 million Kansas has already committed.</p><p>Some Republicans in Topeka suggest Governor Brownback’s request for an additional $202 million in bonds for the proposed animal disease lab represents a “moving target,” and want to be reassured the state isn’t going to be responsible for more than it can afford for a federal facility.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:10:45 +0000 Laura Ziegler 35770 at http://kcur.org NBAF Not Get Built? Brownback Says It Could Happen Without State Support Budget Item Would Assist Kansas Hospitals http://kcur.org/post/budget-item-would-assist-kansas-hospitals <p>Hospitals in Kansas could lose some federal money if the state doesn't expand Medicaid services under the federal health care law. A lawmaker helping to draft the budget says the state needs to consider assisting those hospitals.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:37:09 +0000 Stephen Koranda 34148 at http://kcur.org Budget Item Would Assist Kansas Hospitals