A supplemental budget for fiscal 2014 submitted to the Legislature last week by Gov. Sam Brownback includes a request for $202 million of state bonds for a bio-defense laboratory at Kansas State University.

Brownback’s proposed supplemental budget authorizes the State Finance Council to issue bonds for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan. The laboratory, which would be under the control of the Department of Homeland Security, will study animal diseases that could be transmitted to humans.

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