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Kan. Negotiators Agree on Biodefene Lab Bonds



(AP) - Kansas House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to authorize issuing $202 million in bonds to build a federal biodefense research lab in Manhattan.

Negotiators agreed Thursday to allow the state to issue the bonds.

Kansas previously authorized $105 million in bonds to help build the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University. Governor Sam Brownback says the additional bonds will fulfill the state's obligation for the estimated $1.5 billion project.

The lab will research dangerous animal diseases, replacing an aging facility on Plum Island, New York Construction has already started.


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