Senate passes broad business compensation bill

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The Kansas Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping bill that could potentially provide hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to small businesses that suffered losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill directs a portion of uncommitted federal COVID-19 relief money coming to the state  - as well as cities and counties - for settling claims for government-ordered shutdowns or restrictions during the pandemic.

It is estimated that the bill - criticized for its lack of transparency - would allocate money from about $2 billion flowing to the . . .

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