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Kansas labor secretary resigns amid unemployment missteps


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Embattled Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia resigned Monday amid escalating problems with the state's unemployment insurance caseload and a record number of jobless claims.

Gov. Laura Kelly announced she had accepted Garcia's resignation and appointed the governor's Deputy Chief of Staff Ryan Wright to serve in an acting role until a permanent candidate is nominated.

The governor said she would take action to address the volume of claims for unemployment insurance, including bringing in specialists to determine how to improve response times for unemployment insuranc...

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