UPDATED: Finance Council rejects $400 unemployment benefit


(Updated with more complete reporting and edits throughout)

The State Finance Council on Thursday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to spend $63 million to fund a $400-a-week unemployment benefit for Kansans.

The council voted 6-3 against spending the federal coronavirus relief funding that would have covered the state's $100 match of the $400 benefit.

The vote means the governor will now ask the federal government for a $300 benefit to replace the $600 a week that Congress approved but expired at the end of July.

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