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Sports wagering bill advances in Senate

A bill authorizing sports wagering in Kansas moved out of a Senate committee Wednesday after the legislation was tweaked to ban betting on high...

Labor Department paid out almost $300 million in fraud claims

The Kansas Labor Department revealed Tuesday afternoon that it paid out almost $300 million unemployment fraud claims during 2020. The agency, which has been under...

K.C. MO mayor: Kansas ‘stealing’ auto show

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas says Kansas is positioning to steal the Kansas City Auto Show from Missouri with legislation moving through the...

Senate passes expanded angel investor incentive

A proposed expansion of a program for small, innovative startup companies cleared the Senate after overcoming questions of whether it provided value to the...

Kelly eases off push for iLottery in sports wagering bill

Gov. Laura Kelly is backing off her insistence that online lottery ticket sales be part of any sports wagering bill passed by the Legislature. The...

Sports wagering: How much tax is enough?

Kansas would impose among the highest taxes on sports wagering in the country under one version of expanded gambling legislation now under consideration. The House...

Legislature passes economic recovery loan program

A bill creating a $60 million low-interest loan program for businesses struggling from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic cleared the Kansas Legislature...

Business community asks for report on utility rates

The Kansas business community is urging lawmakers to require state utility regulators to compile a report each year showing how electric rates in the...

KPERS again cool on Kelly’s retirement refinancing plan

The state retirement system’s Board of Trustees for a third time is refusing to go along with Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to finance her...

UPDATED: Labor blocks more than 500,000 fraudulent log-in attempts

(Updated to include new numbers from Labor Department) The Kansas Labor Department reports that it has stopped more than a half million fraudulent attempts to...