Task force recommends $63 million for unemployment


Gov. Laura Kelly's recovery task force on Wednesday recommended spending $63 million to match a federal unemployment benefit for Kansans, a proposal that is already running into opposition from GOP leaders.

The task force recommended drawing the money from the roughly $300 million left in  coronavirus relief funding that the state received from the federal government.

The money would go toward paying an estimated 80,000 Kansans $400 a week above their regular unemployment benefits.

The state will use the $63 million to pick up the state's $100 share of the unemployment benefit.

Republican leaders are already challenging . . .


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