State officials will get the latest report
on the Kansas economy on Friday with the release of April
The state's jobless rate stood at 6.2 percent in March, down
from 6.8 percent in March 2011.
Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican-controlled Legislature
have been working all session on tax cuts they hope will stimulate
growth and promote job creation.
Legislators have sent Brownback one version of the tax plan, but
he has encouraged them to work on a compromise that will phase in
the cuts and have a smaller effect on state revenue.
Part of the package already approved would eliminate taxes for