For the second straight year, the Legislature rejected Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposal to bring together social services under one umbrella.
The House voted 84-38 against combining the Department for Children and Families and the Department for Aging and Disability Services.
Only one chamber was required to vote down the reorganization plan.
"We've been here before," said Republican state Rep. Will Carpenter, chair of the Social Services Budget Committee.
"It was a bad . . .