AG questions legality of food assistance directive

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A plan by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration to extend food assistance benefits to adults without children who aren't working appears to violate state law, the Kansas attorney general said in a letter Tuesday.

Derek Schmidt wrote a letter to the secretary of the Department for Children and Families asking the agency to explain a policy memo that extends the welfare benefit to some adults without children who aren't working, instead of cutting off the assistance.

A spokesman for DCF acknowledged that the agency had received the letter and is preparing a response.

The spokesman stood behind previous . . .

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