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Kansas House approves measure to ease unemployment tax burden on businesses

February 19, 2010

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— Kansas businesses could soon get a break from paying higher fees rates to the state unemployment compensation fund.

Kansas had reduced the rate businesses paid to the fund because balances were adequate. But with unemployment rising in the last 18 months because of the economic downturn, the unemployment trust fund has been depleted.

Now, with the fee rates returning to previous levels, businesses are struggling to find the money owed to the state, in some cases tens of thousands of dollars.

The bill approved Friday in the House would cap the contribution rates for most businesses and give them a 90-day grace period before they are charged penalties or interest.

The bill now goes to the Senate.

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edjayhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

yourworstnightmare (anonymous) says...

Are you working and have you ever been unemployed?

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edjayhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

yourworstnightmare (anonymous) says... Unemployment payments are socialism. They should be canceled altogether. Those who are out of work are likely so because they were not skilled enough or smart enough to compete in the current market. Giving them socialist hand-outs just encourages these failures and keeps them propped up so they can fail again.

Tax credits and reductions for big business are fascism. Yeah, lets punish those who need it the worse. Makes a lot of sense. Come to think of it, the Fascists don't make any sense.

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barrypenders 4 years, 2 months ago

PAD's want other people's money. They tax others to 'Feel' better. They cannot take care of themselves. To 'Feel' complete, they need to tax business. If they loose their job, it's somebody else that has to give them money.

Poor Poor PADs. Where can they tax next?

Stimulus, PAD Help, and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless us

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feeble 4 years, 2 months ago

yourworstnightmare (anonymous) says...

Unemployment payments are socialism. They should be canceled altogether.

Those who are out of work are likely so because they were not skilled enough or smart enough to compete in the current market.

You don't work in the private sector, do you?

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Jeremy DeBoard 4 years, 2 months ago

LiberalDude (anonymous) says...

The Republicans are in bed with big business. This is no surprise.

When will the Kansas people wake up and elect Democrats who care about the people instead of corporations?

Because all politicians are in bed with big businesses. It's the only thing about politics that isn't partisan.

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Jeremy DeBoard 4 years, 2 months ago

I think they believe by lowering this tax, businesses will hire on employees with the tax money they would've paid, which would lower unemployment and stimulate growth.

More likely the businesses will just pocket the gains and continue on as usual.

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timetospeakup 4 years, 2 months ago

@RogueThrill I don't get it either, never a bill number.

Jonathan - or anybody else on the LJWorld staff - is there some reason you never provide bill numbers with these articles?

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LiberalDude 4 years, 2 months ago

The Republicans are in bed with big business. This is no surprise.

When will the Kansas people wake up and elect Democrats who care about the people instead of corporations?

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toe 4 years, 2 months ago

Unless benefits are reduced, this will cause great pain later.

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yourworstnightmare 4 years, 2 months ago

Unemployment payments are socialism. They should be canceled altogether.

Those who are out of work are likely so because they were not skilled enough or smart enough to compete in the current market.

Giving them socialist hand-outs just encourages these failures and keeps them propped up so they can fail again.

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RogueThrill 4 years, 2 months ago

Why don't we get a vote count, sponsor and co-sponsor? Or a bill number?

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Bruce Bertsch 4 years, 2 months ago

Makes as much sense as teats on a boar hog.

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Steve Jacob 4 years, 2 months ago

Great, now the state can go in debt just a little more.

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