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    Whistleblower alleges serious fraud, abuse at state agency

    A whistleblower complaint by a former Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) employee alleges serious misconduct by the division management. The whistleblower, Jackie Craine, a...

    COVID mortality rate hits new low, Kelly imposes mask mandate

    The COVID mortality rate in Kansas fell to a record-low 1.9% statewide, and the rate outside of state-identified clusters also set a new low...

    Gov. Kelly’s budget plan creates $1.5 billion deficit in 2022

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced budget changes last week that she said would close a $653 million deficit in the 2021 fiscal year starting...

    Ruckus cancellation by KCPT seems related to conservative censorship

    Kansas City public TV station KCPT announced today the effective cancellation of Ruckus, seen by many as the gold standard of public affairs programming...

    Media crucified Brownback, but glosses over Kelly’s budget tricks

    When Republican Governor Sam Brownback used budget tricks to avoiding spending cuts, media pounded him on the front page and in editorials.  But they...

    Oklahoma liberty group defends free speech suit

    Questions surrounding where robust debate stops and libel begins are being asked in an Oklahoma lawsuit. Constitutional and legal issues being raised aren’t new...

    Average daily COVID increase hovers around 1% in Kansas

    Data released today by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the 7-day moving average of new COVID cases is just 1.3% per...

    Michigan decision rejects county’s ‘Dark Store’ appraisal theory

    For years, Johnson County, and others, have -- illegally, according to courts -- been attempting to use a different method to calculate property tax...

    107,000 fewer private jobs since February, state loses 200

    Editor's note: this story was revised on June 23 to reflect Oklahoma as being a locked-down state; we regret the error. Employment data released today...

    Employee Retention tax credit available for those who didn’t get PPP

    Employers who either were unable to get a Paycheck Protection Loan, or for whatever reason were not eligible, may qualify for an Employee Retention...

    Kansas stalls while Texas acts on Supreme Court Janus decision

    While Kansas still hasn't reacted to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision, Texas is making it clear that public employees should not be...

    Average daily increase in COVID just 1% in Kansas

    Data released today by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the 7-day moving average of new COVID cases is just 1% per...