Updated: Kelly withdraws food-assistance extension


(Updated to reflect expanded comments from the governor, DCF secretary, Republican leadership and Senate minority leader. Edits throughout.)

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday withdrew a policy that extends the timeline for providing food-assistance benefits to adults who aren’t working and who don’t have children.

Kelly, a longstanding advocate for the less affluent in Kansas, announced that she would rescind the policy after Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt questioned its legality.

Earlier this week, Schmidt said he would take the issue to court if the governor didn't retract the policy change that was enacted in mid-May . . .


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