Kansas coronavirus update: Struggling small businesses endorse creation of $60 million state loan fund

Kansas Senate committee weighs creation of a $60 million small-business loan program; Gov. Laura Kelly defends embattled labor secretary; GOP legislators seize on delays in … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Laura Kelly allows barbers, gyms to open Monday; delays launch of bars, sports

Gov. Laura Kelly to opens more businesses Monday; Kansans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks; Senate prepares bill to postpone property tax deadlines in wake of … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Laura Kelly to allow barbers, gyms to reopen Monday; delays full relaunch of bars, sports

Gov. Laura Kelly to opens more businesses on Monday; Kansans frustrated by delay in unemployment checks; Senate prepares bill to postpone property tax deadlines in … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Laura Kelly to allow barbers, gyms to reopen Monday; delays full relaunch of bars, museums

Gov. Laura Kelly to opens more businesses on Monday; Kansans frustrated by delay in unemployment checks; Senate prepares bill to postpone property tax deadlines in … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Not even lethal pandemic can keep old-fashioned politics down for count

Statehouse politics bleeds into rough-and-tumble debate about government’s handling the COVID-19; Senate prepares bill to postpone property tax deadlines in wake of business closures; Insurance … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Senator calls for ouster of labor secretary for delay in issuing unemployment checks

Kansans frustrated by delay in issuing unemployment checks; Statehouse politics bleeds into rough-and-tumble debate about handling of COVID-19; Senate prepares bill to postpone property tax … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: GOP briefly extends emergency order so Legislature can try to weaken Gov. Kelly’s authority

Republican-controlled State Finance Council extends state disaster declaration long enough so the Legislature can overhaul Gov. Laura Kelly’s emergency powers; Two employees and three inmates … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: GOP briefly extends emergency order so Legislature can try to clip Gov. Kelly’s authority

Republican-controlled State Finance Council extends state disaster declaration long enough so the Legislature can overhaul Gov. Laura Kelly’s emergency powers; Two employees and three inmates … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Second Lansing corrections officer dies of COVID-19; 800 inmates, staff test positive

A second Lansing prison employee dies of COVID-19; Gov. Laura Kelly and eight legislators on State Finance Council decide Wednesday whether to extend state’s disaster … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Closed businesses take center stage with vote on 30-day extension of disaster declaration

Gov. Laura Kelly and eight legislators on the State Finance Council decide Wednesday whether to extend the state’s disaster declaration by 30 days; 236,000 Kansans … Continue reading

Kansas coronavirus update: Senate, House step into web of COVID-19 tax, liability and budget issues

Kansas Legislature begins four days of committee meetings to prepare for April 21 end of annual session; Kansas Chamber wants businesses shielded from unwarranted COVID-19 … Continue reading