SGA lobbies for students in Topeka

J. Fred Fox | reporter TOPEKA – Members of the Student Government Association traveled to the Capitol on Monday armed with an agenda to lobby. SGA spent the day at the Capitol in Topeka for Higher Education Day advocating for higher education to at least sustain current levels of funding. The most important item on the agenda is the state budget, which is currently running a $700 million deficit. Many legislators are eyeing higher education funding cuts as one of various ways to eliminate that deficit. Pittsburg State received about $35 million in state appropriations last year. Even Gov. Sam Brownback, who presented his budget to the Legislature, wasn’t too optimistic that higher education funding…