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Republicans press for details on fraudulent claims payouts

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday pushed administrators at the Labor Department to reveal how much the state has paid out in fraudulent unemployment claims. Officials at...

Unemployment climbs with surge in jobless claims

After six months of steady decline, the state's unemployment rate ticked up in November as the number of jobless claims has surged. The Labor Department...

Auditors recommend changes in angel investor program

Auditors are urging lawmakers to tweak an economic development program for small, innovative startup companies after finding instances where businesses left Kansas earlier than...

Kansas sees new surge in jobless claims

Jobless claims in Kansas are surging again, signaling the state could hit another rough economic patch as the spread of COVID-19 continues to accelerate. Initial...

Commerce Department beefs up eco devo staffing

The Kansas Commerce Department on Tuesday beefed up its economic development staff with two new hirings to help lead the agency. Commerce Secretary David Toland...

Legislature approves loan program for struggling businesses

The Kansas Legislature early Friday morning passed legislation that will create a $60 million low-interest loan program for businesses struggling from the economic fallout...

Lawmakers eye credit assistance for struggling businesses

Lawmakers are working on a $60 million plan to provide credit assistance to businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate banking on Friday recommended a...

Republican steps up for Senate District 18 seat

A Republican has joined the race for the state Senate seat once held by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Kristen O’Shea has filed to run in...

Kansas unemployment claims fall 9%

Claims for unemployment continued flooding the Kansas Labor Department although they fell nearly 10% from a week earlier. The agency reports that 50,345 claims were...

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...