UPDATED: Firm fights back against questions about grant spending


(Updated to reflect response from DCF and the release of the draft audit questioning the firm's expenses.)

The firm that runs a state literacy program on Monday fought back vigorously against claims that it improperly spent state welfare funds.

Andrew Hysell, who led the Kansas Roadmap Reading program, demanded that Gov. Laura Kelly's administration retract statements it made last week when it announced it was ending a contract with Hysell & Wagner.

Hysell said the Department for Children and Families "violated basic due process" when it revealed the results of a draft audit done under former Gov. Sam . . .


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