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KPERS again cool on Kelly’s retirement refinancing plan

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The state retirement system’s Board of Trustees for a third time is refusing to go along with Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to finance her...

UPDATED: Labor blocks more than 500,000 fraudulent log-in attempts

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(Updated to include new numbers from Labor Department) The Kansas Labor Department reports that it has stopped more than a half million fraudulent attempts to...

Senate approves loan program for struggling businesses

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The Kansas Senate on Monday unanimously passed a bill that would create a $60 million low-interest loan program for businesses struggling from the economic fallout of...

UPDATED: Lawmaker anger toward Labor Department boils over

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(Updated to include that new technology will be added to the state's unemployment system this weekend to prevent false claims.) Lawmakers on Wednesday vented their...

Republicans press for details on fraudulent claims payouts

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...