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Audit of government, nonprofit competition inconclusive

State auditors weren't able to reach any conclusions about whether tax exemptions give governments and nonprofits a competitive edge over for-profit businesses offering similar...

Businesses want to add jobs, but worry about labor force

The quality and the availability of the workforce is the top concern facing Kansas businesses as they head into the new year, a new...

Business groups wary of COVID mandate proposals

Conservative and business groups are raising red flags about proposals that the Legislature plans to consider at its upcoming special session to battle federal...

Proposed bank reporting requirement draws fire in Kansas

Kansas bankers are rallying opposition to a Biden administration proposal to monitor aggregate transactions flowing in and out of personal and business bank accounts...

Labor Department call response doesn’t improve, audit finds

The state Labor Department's ability to answer a flood of calls didn't improve substantially during the pandemic, although it hired hundreds of staffers to...

Audit: STAR bonds not fostering tourism

A special tax incentive intended to generate tourism for Kansas is failing to bring many out-of-town visitors for most of the projects that it's...

Ben & Jerry’s boycott prompts review of contracts

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

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

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

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...