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Bill pitting banks against credit unions advances

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A Senate panel on Tuesday passed out a bill that the banks and credit unions have been wrestling over this session and could cost...

UPDATED: Senate approves sports wagering bill

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(Updated to clarify the tax percentages on sports wagering; edits throughout) A bill allowing Kansas to become the 21st state to allow sports wagering cleared...

Cities, cable companies fight over technology regulation

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The cable industry won a battle against cities and counties Thursday when the state Senate passed a bill limiting local governments' ability to regulate...

Legislature tackles student-athlete endorsements

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Kansas is joining the wave of states nationally seeking to allow college athletes to profit from their names, likenesses and images. Athletic directors from the...

Amazon seeks approval for robotic deliveries

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Meet Scout. It weighs about 100 pounds. It has six wheels. It's already a celebrity. And it may be coming to your Kansas neighborhood soon. In what reflects an...

Banks reach deal with credit unions

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The state's banks and credit unions on Thursday cut a deal that will avert a showdown in the Legislature over tax policy. The banks agreed...

Legislature passes bill extending unemployment benefits

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(Updated to reflect Senate action) With the economy running into turbulence in the face of the coronavirus, the Kansas Legislature on Tuesday agreed to extend...

Kansas unemployment claims up 1,700% over 2019

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Claims for unemployment benefits in Kansas have shot up more than 1,700% from 2019, with the hospitality industry taking the biggest hit as the...

Kansas unemployment claims fall 9%

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Claims for unemployment continued flooding the Kansas Labor Department although they fell nearly 10% from a week earlier. The agency reports that 50,345 claims were...

Lawmakers eye credit assistance for struggling businesses

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Lawmakers are working on a $60 million plan to provide credit assistance to businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate banking on Friday recommended a...