bio-security lab en Kansas House Committee Approves More NBAF Bonds <p>On Thursday, The House Appropriations Committee approved an amended version of Governor Brownback's proposal to issue more bonds for a federal lab.</p><p>Earlier, they'd delayed a decision on whether to approve an extra $200 million for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility to be built in Manhattan, KS.</p><p>Some state lawmakers like Mark Hutton of Wichita, believe the deal between the federal and state government wasn't clearly defined.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:32:31 +0000 Stephen Koranda 17008 at Kansas Senate Committee Adds Restrictions To Bonds For Bio-Security Lab <p>The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Wednesday that authorizes an additional $202 million in bonds for a national bio-defense lab, but only after adding limits designed to address concerns by conservative Republicans.</p><p>Kansas has authorized $105 million in bonds for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University. Gov. Brownback and his aides have noted that in 2009,l&nbsp; Kansas agreed&nbsp; to pick up part of the cost as it and multiple states competed for the project.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 14:14:14 +0000 Associated Press 16956 at Fed Panel Supports KS Biosecurity Lab Project <p>A government-backed research panel says the Department of Homeland Security should continue with its plans for a bio-security lab in Kansas but consider ways to reduce costs.</p><p>A study released by the National Research Council Friday says the need for the $1.14 billion National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan hasn&rsquo;t diminished since the project was first conceived.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:10:10 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2490 at Fed Panel Supports KS Biosecurity Lab Project