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Kansas lawmakers question effects of welfare reduction


November 10, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas lawmakers are questioning the impact of recent welfare policies after new data showed a growing number of people ineligible for cash assistance.

The joint Legislative Budget Committee was briefed Wednesday on the new consensus revenue estimates, as well as new estimates about the cost of social services like Medicaid, foster care and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, commonly known as "cash assistance," the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

The numbers from the Department for Children and Families estimate that nearly 44,000 people have become inelig...

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