TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Only 18% of Kansas economic development funds were spent as intended in the last fiscal year, in part because there is little oversight of how money for a state economic development fund is spent, according to state auditors.
In a report released Wednesday, auditors said that during fiscal year 2018, nearly half of all spending $20.1 million from the Economic Development Initiatives Fund didnt go toward programs that met requirements for receiving the funds, The Wichita Eagle reported .
In response to the audit, some lawmakers called for an overhaul of regulations and oversight of the fund.
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