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Local tax breaks complicate border war solution

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The border war between Missouri and Kansas over tax incentives isn't exactly over yet. Yes, Missouri has enacted legislation that would prohibit using tax incentives...

Kansas Lottery looking at online ticket sales

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Amid all the statehouse talk about sports betting last session, another type of gambling emerged for lawmakers to consider. As sports betting was unsuccessfully hashed...

A.G. responds to ruling striking down damages cap

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(Updated to insert comments from attorney general, House speaker and Kansas chamber) A divided Kansas Supreme Court on Friday struck down the state's cap on...

Commerce department restructuring staff

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Secretary of Commerce David Toland on Friday reshuffled his staff as part of restructuring at the agency. Toland named Alicia Janesko Hutchings as manager of...

Tax incentive transparency bill headed to governor

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A bill intended to create more openness about the state's development incentives is on its way to the governor. The Legislature has passed a bill...

New battle shaping up between banks and credit unions

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(Note: This reporter's wife is a human resource officer with a bank headquartered in Missouri with branches in Kansas.) As this legislative session draws to...

Legislature settles technology dispute between cities, telecoms

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The Legislature has signed off on an agreement between wireless providers and cities that the telecoms predicted will allow them to provide faster internet...

Kansans for Life opposing Toland nomination

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Kansans for Life has come out against David Toland's nomination for commerce secretary, sending a letter to senators questioning his relationship to a memorial...

Economist urges senators to broaden incentives transparency bill

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A University of Kansas economist on Monday urged senators to expand a bill aimed at making information about tax incentives more available to the...

UPDATED: House passes transparency bill for development incentives

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(Updated to reflect House final action; corrects the time between audits) The Kansas House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill aimed at opening up more...