Wichita — The Kansas Bioscience Authority will hire some help to deal with investigations into its business practices.
The authority’s board on Monday approved hiring temporary accounting and paralegal assistance to respond to requests for information from several sources. The Wichita Eagle reports that the exact amount and type of help will be decided as the investigations continue.
The KBA is being investigated by the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, a state Senate committee and auditors hired by the board for its own investigation.
The governor’s office and media outlets also are seeking documents from the agency.
The authority has been criticized in recent months for its spending practices and deals it has made.