The Power of Work – Kansans Doing Better After Welfare Reform

In 2013, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback restored federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents receiving food stamps, and in 2014, during a tough campaign for reelection, he highlighted the success of these reforms in this ad spot.  Just a year after the reforms were implemented, unemployment was down, and welfare enrollment was cut in half, but those are just numbers.  The real stories lie in the lives changed through the power of work.

Watch this video documenting Bobbie Jones Kimble, just one person positively impacted by welfare reform, and then read our latest report on the Kansas reforms.