Sparks fly as Kansas legislators debate pandemic recovery

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - November 23, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has left Kansas embroiled in economic chaos. Tens of thousands out of work, severely delayed payment of unemployment claims, and a wave of fraudulent jobless claims are among the turmoil the state has suffered over the past nine months.

This past week a joint House and Senate committee charged with working on how best to move Kansas forward from this disaster met in Topeka. Legislators provided a fiery tit-for-tat debate on several of these issues. In this edition of the Kansas Reflector podcast, host Tim Carpenter guides us through the proceedings.

Read what legislators had to say about the state’s unemployment benefits system.

Read an automated transcript of this episode.


Tim Carpenter

senior reporter, Kansas Reflector