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 . . .