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Senate passes expanded angel investor incentive

A proposed expansion of a program for small, innovative startup companies cleared the Senate after overcoming questions of whether it provided value to the...

Auditors recommend changes in angel investor program

Auditors are urging lawmakers to tweak an economic development program for small, innovative startup companies after finding instances where businesses left Kansas earlier than...

UPDATED: Person of color urged for lieutenant governor

(Updated to reflect interview with Shepard) Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is facing a call from within her own party to pick a person of color...

UPDATED: Kelly names Rogers treasurer

(Updated with more comments from the governor, the lieutenant governor as well as possible Republican candidates for the seat and corrects the number of...

Commerce Department beefs up eco devo staffing

The Kansas Commerce Department on Tuesday beefed up its economic development staff with two new hirings to help lead the agency. Commerce Secretary David Toland...

Expanded electric discounts considered for new development

A bill moving through the Legislature would expand efforts to discount high electric rates for companies moving to Kansas. A bill set for a hearing...

UPDATED: Incentives for repopulating rural Kansas failing, report says

(Updated to reflect that no rural opportunity zone county had an population increase bigger than 2.5%) Almost a decade ago, experts warned that using tax...

Sunday Reader: Rebuilding Eco Devo; Homelessness rises

Good morning everyone, and happy holidays. This will be our last Sunday roundup for the year. We know this is one of the most read items...

Sunday Reader: Koesten returns; Capps gets opponent

Good morning everyone: This is the 82nd consecutive edition of our weekly Sunday roundup. Why is 82 notable? It's not necessarily. It's only that we...

Commerce adds bioscience director

Kansas Commerce Secretary David Toland announced Friday that the agency has created a new position that will focus on targeting the bioscience and technology...