Blog Posts in "Kansas"

Posted by & filed under Foster Care Reform, Kansas, Safe Families.

After passing with broad support in both chambers of the State Legislature, Kansas's Governor Sam Browback has signed FGA's Safe Families for Children law. The bill introduced by the Judiciary Committee, provides protection for the Safe Families for Children program. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Health Care Reform, Kansas, Volunteer Care.

In exciting news for low-income Kansas residents, a bill setting up a program that would mirror Florida’s Volunteer Health Services in the Sunflower State has passed both house of the state's legislature and been approved by the governor. The bill, which began as HB 2615 in the House, was signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this month. Florida’s Volunteer...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Events, Kansas, Maine, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

Join us live here: Event information: Able-bodied adults, work, and food assistance: What are states doing, and is it working?   12:00pm – 1:30pm et Senior Fellow for FGA, Josh Archambault will join a panel of experts to discuss state level welfare reform for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps.  Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will give the keynote address. Join...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Events, Kansas, Maine, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, FGA will co-host an event with AEI focused on state level welfare reform for able-bodied adults receiving food assistance. Senior Fellow for FGA, Josh Archambault will join the panel of experts, including Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas, who will give the keynote address. RSVP here. Event information: Able-bodied adults, work, and food assistance: What are...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Kansas, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law historic welfare reforms that required able-bodied adults without dependents to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to receive food stamps. But under the Obama administration, those work requirements were relaxed in nearly every state, and enrollees were allowed to remain on the program indefinitely, instead of being limited...[ read more ]