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Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EST

Topeka Capital-Journal. November 19, 2021. Editorial: Compromise means you give a little and they give a little — and good things happen for Kansans The recently signed into law infrastructure package championed by President Joe Biden comes with a...

New forecast boosts Kansas tax revenue projections by $1.3B

Nov. 10, 2021 17:54 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas fiscal forecast issued Wednesday predicts that state government will be awash in more than enough cash to allow for the big tax cuts that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican legislators already planned to pursue. The new forecast...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Sep. 21, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September XX, 2021. Editorial: Kansas leader fans unfounded fear that Afghan refugees are diseased terrorists During and after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republicans roundly blamed President Joe Biden for...

Kansas passed on earlier plan to upgrade unemployment system

Sep. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn't heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

GOP leader questions plans to put Afghan evacuees in Kansas

Sep. 15, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker in Kansas said Wednesday that he's concerned about President Joe Biden's plan to resettle almost 500 Afghan evacuees in the state because he doesn't know how well they're being vetted. Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2021. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade...