With thousands of Kansans still in need of financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic, a petition is circulating on social media, fighting to hold the Kansas Department of Labor accountable for the backlog of unemployed Kansans waiting to receive payments, some of which have waited for several months and haven’t seen a dime from the state.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran returned to Kansas on Monday (Nov. 23) where he met with Kansas State University agriculture researchers at a Saline County farm. They discussed how researchers and farmers can work together to solve two of the world’s biggest problems: global food security and environmental sustainability.
The United States Department of Labor notified the state that the unemployment insurance Extended Benefits (EB) program is no longer active. This means Kansans’ last payable week on the EB program will be the week ending on Dec. 12.
The Robert. J. Dole VA Medical Center on Monday (Nov. 23) announced that the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Liberal will close in mid-January. The clinic, which opened in 2018, will no longer be open after Jan. 14, 2021, the Dole VA said.
Governor Laura Kelly announced on Monday she has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting his approval of an extension on Title 32 authority, which would allow Kansas to continue using the state’s National Guard in its efforts to fight COVID-19.
The results of an investigation into a Republican lawmaker has been referred by the local district attorney to the Kansas attorney general’s office to assess whether to take any further action over a plot to cover up their role in a false ad against a mayoral candidate in the state’s largest city.
A nursing home where every resident has tested positive for the coronavirus in a rural Kansas county with the state’s highest infection rate has been warned that federal officials are moving to remove it from the Medicare program, putting its funding at risk.
Kansas on Monday reported record highs for its seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she was considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to impose a statewide mask mandate.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly made an announcement encouraging Kansans in need of work to participate in the sixth KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair, kicking off Tuesday (Oct. 27) and continuing through Thursday (Oct. 29).