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Incentives for rural settlement face backlog

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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