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Kan. Senate to take action on NBAF bill

Published on -5/15/2013, 6:51 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A bill authorizing Kansas to issue an additional $202 million in bonds for a new biodefense lab in Manhattan is one vote from going to the state House.

The state Senate gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday and was expected to pass it Wednesday.

Gov. Sam Brownback says the bonds will complete the state's financial obligation to the federal government to build the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.

The lab would research dangerous animal diseases and replace an aging facility on Plum Island, N.Y. Its projected cost has more than doubled to $1.15 billion since Kansas landed it in 2009.

Kansas previously authorized $105 million in bonds for the lab. President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal includes $714 million for the project.

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