The Kansas Board of Regents will seek a $50 million increase in state aid to higher education in fiscal 2012 to restore some of the money lost to budget cuts over the past two years.

The regents have proposed the Kansas Commitment Plan, which would add $50 million to the current higher ed budget. Spending totaled $751 million in fiscal 2011, about $100 million a year less than before state revenues began sliding in fiscal 2009.

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