The coronavirus pandemic has cost state agencies almost $17 million as they've wrestled with the fallout of the infection spreading across the state.
About 60 state agencies ranging from the adjutant general's office to the banking commissioner are seeking $16.7 million in reimbursements from federal coronavirus relief funds coming to the state. The money does not include salaries.
"I was surprised the number was not bigger," Budget Director Larry Campbell said.
A subcommittee of Gov. Laura Kelly's coronavirus task force recommended the laundry . . .