Governor signing Kansas jobless tax bill

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas employers will save millions of dollars this year under a bill adjusting their payments to the unemployment trust fund.

Brownback scheduled a signing ceremony for the legislation Tuesday at Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Kan. Executives from the electronic health records company planned to attend, along with state Labor Secretary Lana Gordon and officials of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

Brownback’s office says the bill will save businesses as much as $42 million in the taxes they pay into the jobless trust fund. Employers with a positive account in the fund will see a 15 percent cut in rates.

The measure also provides a discounted rate to non-construction employers who open businesses in Kansas.

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