A dispute over the federal budget may hinder Kansas’s plans to issue $307 million of state bonds as its match for the proposed $1.2 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility at the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kan.

The Kansas Legislature approved a bill this session to increase by $202 million the state’s contribution from the $105 million of bonds authorized in 2010. However, the bonds will not be issued until the federal portion of the project is assured.

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