New food assistance restrictions win committee approval


A bill broadening the work and job-training requirements for older Kansans to qualify for food assistance moved out of a House committee Thursday.

The newly created House Welfare Reform Committee approved a bill that would require someone 50 to 59 years old to work at least 30 hours a week or participate in a mandatory employment and training program.

The bill was tweaked to address concerns raised by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration that it would violate federal food assistance regulations because the state cannot impose additional restrictions on federal food-assistance benefits.

Democratic state Rep. Heather Meyer of . . .


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