Kobach proposes tougher work rules for welfare in Kansas
October 18, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach promised Wednesday to push for tougher work requirements for welfare and state health coverage recipients in Kansas, building on existing policies that have populist appeal but draw criticism as punitive toward the poor.
Kobach outlined a plan to increase work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps and cash assistance. It would impose a work requirement — and drug testing — for the state's Medicaid program, which provides health coverage to the needy.
The GOP-controlled Legislature enacted work requirements and tougher rule...