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Kansas unemployment claims up 1,700% over 2019

Claims for unemployment benefits in Kansas have shot up more than 1,700% from 2019, with the hospitality industry taking the biggest hit as the...

Legislature passes bill extending unemployment benefits

(Updated to reflect Senate action) With the economy running into turbulence in the face of the coronavirus, the Kansas Legislature on Tuesday agreed to extend...

Banks reach deal with credit unions

The state's banks and credit unions on Thursday cut a deal that will avert a showdown in the Legislature over tax policy. The banks agreed...

Amazon seeks approval for robotic deliveries

Meet Scout. It weighs about 100 pounds. It has six wheels. It's already a celebrity. And it may be coming to your Kansas neighborhood soon. In what reflects an...

Legislature tackles student-athlete endorsements

Kansas is joining the wave of states nationally seeking to allow college athletes to profit from their names, likenesses and images. Athletic directors from the...

Cities, cable companies fight over technology regulation

The cable industry won a battle against cities and counties Thursday when the state Senate passed a bill limiting local governments' ability to regulate...

UPDATED: Senate approves sports wagering bill

(Updated to clarify the tax percentages on sports wagering; edits throughout) A bill allowing Kansas to become the 21st state to allow sports wagering cleared...

Bill pitting banks against credit unions advances

A Senate panel on Tuesday passed out a bill that the banks and credit unions have been wrestling over this session and could cost...

New sports-betting bill could expand lottery online

The debate over sports betting started fresh this week, but with a new wrinkle that possibly expands the Kansas Lottery into online sales. Senators started...

Banks, credit unions square off over tax policy

A Senate panel on Thursday wrapped up three days of hearings on legislation that pits banks against credit unions over tax policy. The state's banking...