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State of Kansas addresses unemployment problems

State of Kansas addresses unemployment problems

Governor Laura Kelly introduced the newest acting Secretary of Labor Monday afternoon and they are both defending their plan to get thousands of unemployment checks out to frustrated Kansans.

The Kansas Department of Labor says it's working hard to get through the payment backlogs and sort through the issues with its call center. With at least 12,000 people still not paid, many are saying they simply can't wait any longer. Some so desperate, they've set up a hunger strike in front of the KDOL building in Topeka.

FOX Kansas News reporter Eli Higgins has the story from Topeka in the video posted above.