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Fri May 2, 2014
Kansas Lawmakers Preserve Funding For Public Broadcasting
House and Senate negotiators also preserved a state grant of $600,000 for Kansas public TV and radio stations.
The money is the same amount allotted in the current year, but down from the $3.8 million dollars the state provided as recently as 2008.
The funding bill for the upcoming fiscal year now goes to the full House and Senate.
The state provides about 1 percent of funding for public broadcasting stations in Kansas City and Lawrence.
KMUW receives a small portion of its budget from the state, about $35,000.
At High Plains Public Radio in Garden City, state funding of about $89,000 is about 9 percent of its budget.
And at Smoky Hills Public Television in Bunker Hill, about $209,000, or about 12 percent - of its budget comes from state grants.