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A.G. responds to ruling striking down damages cap

(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...

Local tax breaks complicate border war solution

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...

Lottery rolls out first vending machines

The Kansas Lottery on Wednesday rolled out the first of 272 vending machines it plans to put in stores with high-volume sales and lots...

Utility study could run as high as $1.3 million

A plan to study utility rates in Kansas as could run as much as $1.3 million, lawmakers were told Monday. Tom Day, director of Legislative...

Missouri, Kansas approaching collision over border war?

Kansas and Missouri appear to be heading toward a collision over an agreement that would end the practice of businesses using tax breaks to...

UPDATED: Kansas border war pact demands parity for local tax breaks

(Updated to include statements from Kansas City mayor and Good Jobs First) Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed an executive order intended to end...

Little oversight of development funds, audit says

The state provides little supervision over how millions of dollars in economic development funds are spent, a new audit says. State auditors on Wednesday reported...

UPDATED: Incentives for repopulating rural Kansas failing, report says

(Updated to reflect that no rural opportunity zone county had an population increase bigger than 2.5%) Almost a decade ago, experts warned that using tax...

Banks, credit unions square off over tax policy

A Senate panel on Thursday wrapped up three days of hearings on legislation that pits banks against credit unions over tax policy. The state's banking...

New sports-betting bill could expand lottery online

The debate over sports betting started fresh this week, but with a new wrinkle that possibly expands the Kansas Lottery into online sales. Senators started...