February 22, 2024

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Tag: unemployment

KDOL deflects responsibility for stunning fraud numbers

The stunning report detailing extensive cybersecurity fraud issues at the Kansas Department of Labor that led to more than 80,000…

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Kansas can avoid potential $200 million tax hike on business

Citing information from the National Council on State Legislatures, the Tax Foundation says the Kansas unemployment trust fund is $196…

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Incompetence, not computers, seems to be majority of unemployment woes

The current snarl that is the Kansas Unemployment system — and the massive levels of fraud inflicted upon the state…

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Kelly admin adds to strife for unemployed fraud victims

Many unemployed Kansans have had to wait months for unemployment benefit checks due to what media would call bureaucratic incompetency…

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Federal unemployment benefits stifle job growth in Kansas

President Joe Biden may not believe that the extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits is keeping people from…

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Kansas job growth essentially flat since August 2020

Kansas unemployment remains high, with 57,000 fewer private-sector jobs in December compared to a year ago; January employment was down…

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Fellow Democrat blasts Kelly for unemployment issues

Editor’s note: Due to a reporter’s error, a previous version of this story said that Governor Laura Kelly in 2019…

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WSJ: $1.9 trillion COVID bill pays Kansans more to stay home

The $1.9 trillion “Covid-relief package” currently wending its way through Congress, could see Kansans paid considerably more to stay home…

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Accidental ‘hack’ exposes major security flaw in unemployment system

A glaring security flaw in the Kansas Unemployment System was discovered by an average user who was able to accidentally…

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Kelly admin pays Accenture $48 per hour for call center employees

With tens of thousands of Kansans out of work and waiting for unemployment pay, a Sentinel Open Records investigation shows…

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David Toland draws two salaries as Lt. Gov. and Commerce Sec.

Recently-sworn-in Lt. Governor David Toland will be continuing to serve as Secretary of Commerce during his tenure — and will…

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Nail salons to Johnson County, governor: ‘We’re opening’

A group of nail salons in Johnson County is preparing to open Monday, in defiance of both Governor Laura Kelly’s…

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GOP lawmakers blast Kelly’s plan to reopen Kansas

On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly unveiled her plan to reopen Kansas, which won’t allow the state economy to be completely…

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State unemployment site down; Kelly to extend economic shutdown

Despite mounting frustrations over the inability to file unemployment claims on the Kansas Department of Labor website and massive unemployment…

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