AG letter asks Governor to end new DCF food aid policy

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is threatening to take Governor Laura Kelly to court over a Department of Children and Families public food aid policy.

Last May, DCF announced it was going to begin using federal exemptions to time limits on food assistance for adults who don't have children and aren't working at least 20 hours a week.

DCF said this would help struggling Kansans like young adults who've just exited the foster care system and need more time to get on their feet.

Republicans say this breaks a 2015 state law barring the use of federal exemptions.

The attorney general Monday wrote the governor saying either DCF ends this new policy by Friday or he'll take the case to court for a judge's ruling on its legality.

The governor plans to make a public response Thursday morning.


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