Kelly administration opposes proposed welfare change

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration came out on Tuesday against a House proposal that would broaden the work and job-training requirements for older Kansans to qualify for food assistance.

The Department for Children and Families said there were serious legal questions about a bill extending work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents from 49 to 59 years old. The requirement now applies to able-bodied adults 18 to 49 years old.

The bill, as proposed, would require someone 50 to 59 years old to work at least 30 hours a week or participate in a mandatory employment and . . .

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