Kansas state budget officials are expected to visit the campuses of all six public universities -- as well as a community and technical college -- later this year to assess the impact of budget cuts. Lawmakers cut higher-education budgets by $44 million over the next two years, but Gov. Sam Brownback has said he would work to restore that money next year. "We have a lot of new freshmen legislators and we're hopeful that we can come to a common understanding about budget issues for the regents," state Senate President Susan Wagle said.
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