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Ben & Jerry’s boycott prompts review of contracts

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is reviewing state contracts to determine if the parent company of Ben & Jerry's is doing business with the state...

New program disqualifies 7,000 for unemployment benefits

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The state suspended unemployment benefits for nearly 7,000 Kansans this week who didn't comply with a new program created by the Legislature to connect...

$11 million recommended for Labor Department call center

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A special committee overseeing how the state spends federal COVID relief money recommended putting $11 million toward paying for increased call center staffing at...

Kansas: One big rural opportunity zone

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It's a state incentive whose success has been debatable. It started in 2012 with a goal of helping 50 rural counties reverse population declines with...

Four groups want removal from unemployment letter

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Four organizations are asking to be removed from a letter sent by a group of business interests asking the governor to end the state's...

UPDATED: Business group requests stop to federal unemployment aid

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(Updated to include reaction from legislative leaders and some advocates) A group of nearly 200 business interests is urging Gov. Laura Kelly to end the...

Compensation plan for pandemic losses approved

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The Kansas Legislature early Saturday morning passed a bill providing potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to small businesses that were hurt...

Senate passes broad business compensation bill

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The Kansas Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping bill that could potentially provide hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to small businesses that...

Panel reconsiders government competition refunds

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A Senate committee on Monday withdrew a proposal that would refund property taxes to businesses facing competition from state and local governments. The Senate tax...

Plan proposes tax rebates for government competition

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A plan emerged in the Senate on Wednesday that would refund property taxes to businesses that face competition from state and local governments. Republican state...