October 26, 2014

KanCare activists rally for developmentally disabled

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Between 40 and 50 Johnson County developmental disability advocates  will rally in Topeka April 25. They hoped to garner support for a budget provision that would carve the developmentally disabled from Gov. Sam Brownback’s executive reorganization of …

Kansas cutbacks rattle state jobs programs

Gene Meyer
KansasReporter
TOPEKA, — As Kansans cope with a persistently higher than normal 6.6 percent unemployment rate, the state’s labor department said Tuesday it is abolishing two positions of people whose job it was to help the unemployed find …

U.S. offers Kansas small businesses a $13 million boost

Gene Meyer
KansasReporter
TOPEKA, — More than $13 million in federal seed money for small business loans is headed toward Kansas, state officials and the U.S. Treasury said Wednesday.
The funds, which were awarded under state small business credit initiative …

Intermodal debate moves from Gardner to Statehouse

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

The debate over BNSF’s logistics hub moved to Topeka this week as supporters and opponents of Senate bill 693 testified before the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning.

As written, the bill would make the state …