UPDATED: Proposal expanding international business recruiting dealt defeat in committee


(Updated to reflect discussion in Senate Ways & Means Committee)

A Senate panel on Tuesday recommended against more than $3 million in spending requests from the Commerce Department, including plans to expand its international division for business recruitment.

The Senate Commerce Committee also voted down proposals that  included money for a research division within the agency, salesforce data development, the Kansas Creative Arts Commission and an early childhood care initiative.

Committee members raised a number of concerns about the spending proposals, including whether it was duplicative of work in other agencies and a lack of more specific details about the . . .


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