Kansas officials optimistic about September’s 40% surge in corporate tax revenue
Kansas surpassed tax revenue estimates in September with a surge in corporate tax collections indicative of optimism about bottom-line results through 2022.
Butter, garage doors and SUVs: Why shortages remain common 2½ years into the pandemic
Shortages of basic goods still plague the U.S. economy — 2½ years after the pandemic’s onset turned global supply chains upside down. Want a new car? You may have to wait as long as six months, depending on the model you order. Looking for a spicy condiment? Supplies of Sriracha hot sauce have been running dangerously low. And […]
Kelly backs school sales tax holiday, tax relief for elderly and quicker end of 6.5% food tax
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly unveils first plank of second-term agenda ahead of Nov. 8 showdown with GOP nominee Derek Schmidt.
Bonuses flowing to Kansas workers providing direct care for people with disabilities
Kansas is dedicating $51 million in federal funding to bonuses for 28,500 workers providing home or community care to people with disabilities.
Adkins taps into anxiety of IRS audit surge, criticizes Kansas Democrats’ focus on abortion
GOP congressional candidate Amanda Adkins stokes fear of IRS audits, while U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids questions Adkins' position on abortion rights.
USDA to spend $500 million extending high-speed internet to rural America
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will send more than $500 million in loans and grants to telecommunications providers to bring high-speed internet to rural areas across 20 states, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. The department will spend $360 million in grants and $141 million in loans through its ReConnect Program to benefit sparsely populated communities, […]
Hutchinson microbrewery hopes to avoid losing liquor license with plea to buy food
A Hutchinson microbrewery sold more than $16,000 worth of hot dogs and other food Tuesday night in defiance of antiquated Kansas liquor laws. With another $13,000 worth of food sales by the end of the month, the business can stay open. Sandhills Brewing, a microbrewery with two taprooms, is in danger of losing its liquor license […]
Kansas regulators order Evergy to explain ‘highly concerning’ jump in planned capital spending
The Kansas Corporation Commission wants Evergy to explain a more than 20% jump in the cost of its capital improvement plan. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)
Kansas recovers 80% of jobs lost to COVID-19, jobless figure ticks up to 2.5%
GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt says Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly damaged the state's job market by fumbling the COVID-19 response.
GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds
Republicans in state capitals across the country are targeting an investing concept known as environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, or ESG for short. Describing these investment criteria as “woke” and “misguided activism” GOP officials argue that by taking these factors into account when making investment choices, financial institutions are putting ideology ahead of making money. […]
DeSantis endorses Schmidt’s campaign for Kansas governor, pokes at Kelly’s ties to Biden
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis worked to broaden his 2024 presidential foundation by traveling to Kansas to endorse GOP gubernatorial nominee Derek Schmidt.
PR work for ‘Big Oil’ helped stymie climate action, U.S. House Democrats say
WASHINGTON – Public relations firms aligned with oil and gas companies have tested the limits of their industry ethics and caused major slowdowns to federal climate change policy, Democrats on a U.S. House panel said at a Wednesday hearing. The firms’ conduct went beyond the bounds of ethical public relations work, Democrats on the House […]