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Incentives for rural settlement face backlog

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Kansas has a backlog of more than 800 people waiting for student loan subsidies that were intended to entice people to settle in rural...

Kansas Senate poised to tackle high electricity rates

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The Kansas Senate is apparently lining up to tackle Kansas’ high electricity rates with a resolution calling on state regulators to keep rates regionally...

Proposed controls could slow pace of STAR bond applications

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Kansas lawmakers are about to get tough on a potent but controversial tax break that critics say has been abused over the years. Republican leaders...

Kansas lawmakers work to fix Israel boycott law

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Kansas lawmakers are trying to fix a constitutional flaw in a law passed last year that bars state contractors from boycotting Israel. Legislators are considering...

STAR bonds on trial: Legislation aims to tighten up on powerful tax incentive

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The calls for reform began more than a decade ago. Lawmakers became enraged in 2005 when they learned that proceeds from a powerful tax incentive...

Committee considers last-minute STAR bond restriction

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A House-Senate conference committee is considering a last-minute proposal that would place a new restriction on a major tax break used to attract tourism. Democratic...

UPDATED: STAR bond restriction, other economic development incentives die in Senate

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(Will update as warranted) A new restriction on a special tax incentive for tourism projects died in the Kansas Senate Friday after the House couldn't...

Millions in Sprint state income tax credits expire as key bill fails

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Sprint piled up $100 million in Kansas income tax credits that expired after a bill extending a key development incentive failed to win legislative...

Broadband task force appointed

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A new task force to study the state's needs for high-speed Internet service and how to meet those demands has now been appointed. Here's a...

School districts seek separate class for electric rates to better control costs

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Escalating electric rates are driving three Johnson County school districts to join the battle over a $26 million rate increase sought by Kansas City...