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Incentives for repopulating rural Kansas come up short, audit says

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A program started by former Gov. Sam Brownback to draw population to rural Kansas with financial incentives is failing to meet its intended goal,...

Children’s Cabinet doles out $43.5 million for expanding child care

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The Kansas Children's Cabinet is dealing out $43.5 million that will start to put a dent in the demand for child care across the...

Marketing effort planned to win back former Kansans

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As the state's population stagnates and people are packing up for Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and elsewhere, Kansas is determined to lure back the...

Insurance Department waiving workers’ compensation assessments

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More than 600 businesses across Kansas will not have to pay into the Insurance Department's workers’ compensation fund this upcoming year, saving an estimated...

New incentives for electric, hydrogen vehicle assembly plant left hanging as Legislature adjourned

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As the clock wound down on the Kansas Legislature, a major piece of economic development legislation was left on the table that didn't make...

Broad tax bill limiting government competition against private sector clears Legislature

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A broad tax bill that would prohibit government from running businesses that compete with the private sector cleared the Kansas Legislature on Thursday. The Senate...

Legislature puts $10 million toward stadium improvements ahead of World Cup

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The Legislature has approved Gov. Laura Kelly's request for $10 million to improve the home of the Sporting Kansas City soccer club ahead of...

Governor lets ESG bill become law without signature

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday agreed to allow a bill become law that's intended to keep state and local governments from giving preference to businesses...

Governor signs bill exempting streaming services from franchise taxes

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday signed a bill into law exempting streaming services from local franchise taxes that could have been passed on to...

Bill limiting ESG investments dodges defeat, clears Legislature

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The Kansas Legislature on Thursday approved a bill intended to keep state and local governments from playing favorites with businesses employing environmental, social and...