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Gov. Colyer presents the newly signed Senate Bill 109 during a ceremony Tuesday at Emporia State University. Gov. Colyer presents the newly signed Senate Bill 109 during a ceremony Tuesday at Emporia State University. Photo courtesy Dustin Michelson/ESU Media Relations.

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer was at Emporia State University Tuesday afternoon, one of three stops on his ceremonial signing of the Kansas budget bill.


The budget provides $15 million to 4-year universities in the state. Emporia State's nursing program is on the receiving end of some of that money, which Gov. Colyer explains will help address the state's nursing shortage.

ESU's nursing program stands to receive $535,000 from the state. Colyer says having good, stable programs like the nationally recognized Emporia State nursing program is key to keeping students in the Kansas workforce and helping address the state's nursing shortage. ESU President Allison Garrett says it's incredibly important to the university to receive that type of funding from the state.

As for the shape of the Kansas economy moving forward, Colyer remains cautiously optimistic.



In addition to Emporia State, the governor also made stops to Pittsburg State and Kansas State University Tuesday.

 

Photos courtesy Dustin Michelson/ESU Media Relations

 

 

Photo by Brandon Peoples/KVOE News.

 

 

 

 

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