Governor Kelly backs down on welfare exception policy to avoid lawsuit

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP/KSNT) – Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly held a press conference Thursday morning to address issues surrounding a state welfare policy. The policy allowed some Kansas adults without children to receive welfare with an exception to requirements.

Kansas Governor addresses welfare exception policy

WELFARE DISCUSSION LIVE: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly speaks on a state policy allowing some adults without children to receive welfare without meeting work requirements.Attorney General Derek Schmidt has given her until tomorrow to drop the policy, but the governor has stood by it.

Posted by KSNT News on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Kansas’s top prosecutor is threatening to go to court if Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly doesn’t drop a policy that allows some adults without children to receive welfare even if they don’t meet work requirements. The Wichita Eagle reports that Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt has given Kelly a deadline of Friday to act. Kelly has stood by the policy so far.

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