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Kansas state tax revenue slips $13.7 million below revised estimate for fiscal year

BY: - December 4, 2023

Kansas officials said state tax revenue of $3.64 billion from July to November was nearly $14 million less than anticipated.

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, and U.S. Rep. Mark Alford, R-Missouri, led the bipartisan effort in the U.S. House to pass a bill designed to assist military veterans with starting a small business. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from U.S. House's YouTube channel)

Davids, Alford lead bipartisan effort for bill aimed at helping veterans launch small businesses

BY: - November 30, 2023

Kansas and Missouri members of U.S. House offer bipartisan support for bill crafted to make it easier for veterans to start and operate a small business.

Pattie, left, and Patti Garbeff joined forces Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence to support a new coalition in Kansas dedicated to promoting enrollment by people with disabilities in the ABLE savings program that doesn't erode eligibility for Medicaid or supplemental Social Security benefits. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Unique Kansas coalition encourages thousands with disabilities to open ABLE savings accounts

BY: - November 29, 2023

Kansas officials and Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities will work together on a campaign to convince disabled Kansas to open ABLE saving accounts.

Baldwin City Mayor Casey Simoneau, Pottawatomie County Commissioner Dee McKee and Atchison County Commmissioner Casey Quinn, left to right, lauded the Kansas Department of Transportation's cost-share program delivering state funding for infrastructure safety improvements. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

KDOT awards $12 million to city, county transportation projects via cost-share initiative

BY: - November 28, 2023

KDOT delivers $12 million in transportation system improvement grants to cities, counties willing to meet the 15% minimum cost share obligation.

Central Kansas electric bills will increase following approval of Evergy rate hike

BY: - November 21, 2023

TOPEKA — State regulators approved a utility rate change that will decrease electric rates for Kansas City customers and push up prices for other customers in the state after a long tug of war between proposed corporation price hikes and commission staff estimates over fair prices. During a Tuesday meeting, the three-member Kansas Corporation Commission […]

The Kansas Department of Agriculture began accepting applications Monday for $6.4 million in grant funding to improve infrastructure of local supply chains for food destined for human consumption.

Kansas moves ahead with $6.46 million grant program to bolster local food supply chains

BY: - November 20, 2023

Kansas Department of Agriculture launches $6.4 million grant program to build more resilient local or regional supply system of food for human consumption.

Retailers, worried that shoppers are cutting back their holiday spending this year, are hiring fewer seasonal workers. Shown is the Flatirons Crossing mall on Nov. 26, 2021, in Broomfield, Colorado

Retailers pare back their seasonal hiring to prepare for ho-hum holidays

BY: - November 18, 2023

Black Friday shoppers may notice longer lines and fewer retail associates in some of their favorite stores than in past holiday seasons as retailers scale back seasonal hiring over concerns about consumer spending. JCPenney is hiring 12,000 fewer workers than last year. Macy’s 3,000 fewer. Meanwhile a Walmart executive said the retail giant has been […]

Marijuana products are seen on display at Apothecarium Dispensary on April 21, 2022, in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Democrats urge feds to update banking ‘red flags’ on legal marijuana businesses 

BY: - November 16, 2023

The federal government unfairly penalizes state-legal marijuana businesses whose owners have been convicted of marijuana-related crimes, restricting them from loans and other banking tools, a group of U.S. Senate and House Democrats wrote to the Treasury Department asking for a change in policy. The group of 20 lawmakers, who mostly represent states where recreational marijuana […]

Kris Kobach declared victory at midnight on Election Day. His opponent said there's still room for doubt. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kobach objects to proposed federal rule allowing H-2A farm workers to unionize, fight exploitation

BY: - November 16, 2023

Attorney General Kris Kobach objects to Biden administration's plan to extended collective bargaining rights to U.S. seasonal farm workers on H-2A visas.

A specially marked cup shows a beer purchased in Raleigh’s Sip n’ Stroll Downtown, a special social district the North Carolina capital created last year that allows open containers of alcohol within strict bounds. States are increasingly allowing cities to create these districts in hopes of boosting — or reviving — downtown businesses

‘I felt so naughty’: New open carry alcohol laws boost downtowns

BY: - November 11, 2023

Holly Smith Mount wanted to be first. Smith Mount, chair of the city council in Huntington, West Virginia, was determined to see her community launch the state’s initial outdoor drinking zone — an idea made possible only after the legislature changed the state’s alcohol law earlier this year. “I will fully admit I’m very competitive,” she told […]

John Podesta, senior adviser to the president on clean energy innovation and implementation, alongside Robin Carnahan, administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, unveil a new $2 billion investment in construction projects to combat the climate crisis

In Kansas, federal officials unveil $2 billion initiative to cut down carbon in federal buildings

BY: - November 6, 2023

TOPEKA — Standing outside the Frank Carlson Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Monday, two members of the Biden administration announced a $2 billion investment for making federal buildings more eco-friendly in the latest federal attempt to combat the climate crisis. John Podesta, senior adviser to the president on clean energy innovation and implementation, and […]

Ford F-150 Lightning underbodies at Fords Rouge Electric Vehicle Center are inspected in Dearborn, Michigan.

Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers

BY: - November 4, 2023

Local Black elected leaders aligned with racial and economic justice groups want to build on the labor gains made through the United Auto Workers’ six-week strike. The union’s tentative deals with the big three automakers include major wins such as a 25% rise in pay and getting rid of the two-tier worker system. More than […]