Kelly vetoes new food-assistance requirement


Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed a bill broadening the work and job-training requirements for older Kansans to qualify for food assistance.

The bill extends 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 would require someone 50 to 59 years old to work at least 30 hours per week or participate in a mandatory employment and training program.

The House votedSSJ

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