Liberal, KS

Now: 85 °F

Currently: Thunder in the Vicinity

Hi: 85 °F | Lo: 70 °F

Sunday

Hi: 91 °F 

Lo: 64 °F

Monday

Hi: 82 °F 

Lo: 57 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 82 °F 

Lo: 60 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 89 °F 

Lo: 64 °F

Thursday

Hi: 93 °F 

Lo: 67 °F

Governor Kelly drops extension of food assistance to some

Steven Rains - July 11, 2019 2:39 pm

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has dropped a policy that extended food assistance to thousands of Kansas adults even though they failed to meet a work requirement.

Kelly acted Thursday in response to a threat from Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt to file a lawsuit over the policy change.

Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature argued that the policy change made in May violated a 2015 law imposing work requirements and other restrictions on food and cash assistance recipients.

Kelly said she believes her administration’s policy was “legally defensible” but engaging in a lengthy court battle was not worth the cost to taxpayers.

The state extended food assistance this month to 5,500 adults due to lose it. Kelly’s administration had planned to help them again in August and September.

 

Latest Stories

Broadcast Square audio archives July 15 to 19, 2019

You can listen to archived Broadcast Square audio from the week of July 15 to 19,...

Governor appoints Mark A.Simpson to 7th district court vacancy

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Mark A. Simpson, Lawrence, Kan., to fill the district court vacancy created...

Oklahoma Governor Calls For Audit

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister are calling for an investigative audit of...