Kansas Seeks Grant to Promote Marriage
KSCB News - August 17, 2011 5:47 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – At the same time the state was rejecting
federal funds to implement a new health care law, the state of
Kansas was applying for federal funds to promote marriage.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/oXgJTl ) that Gov.
Sam Brownback’s administration is seeking a $6.6 million federal
grant to promote marriage.
The application comes after the state rejected a $31.5 million
grant for implementing the new federal health care law. While
rejecting that grant, Brownback said every state should depend less
on federal money because of high government spending.
State officials said the marriage funds would help the state
reduce child poverty by supporting stable families.
Kansas Sen. Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, said the
Brownback administration is picking federal grants that support its