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New Kansas governor disputes with DCF over research


January 13, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly is up in arms with the state's troubled child welfare agency for spending public funds to undercut research linking welfare restrictions with a rise in the number of abused children in foster care.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families recently released a $24,000 report calling into question University of Kansas research that Kelly has cited, less than two weeks before she takes office, the Kansas City Star reported. The research backed by Kelly found that certain cash assistance restrictions in recent years have fueled abuse and...

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