UPDATED: Majority leader accuses Kelly administration of violating welfare law


(Updated to reflect comments from Kansas GOP chair; interview with Hawkins)

House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins took on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday, charging that her administration is trying to get around the state's welfare work requirements.

Hawkins cited a memo issued by the state Department for Children and Families that he said was an attempt to circumvent a state law that sets a three-month time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents to receive food stamps without working.

"It's appalling that the Kelly administration would attempt to undermine legislative intent and Kansas law in an . . .


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