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Pro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a pair of new reports out attacking Kansas’ successful welfare reforms. Following these reforms, thousands of able-bodied adults moved from welfare to work, finding jobs in more than 600 different industries and more than doubling their incomes within just a year.

The group claims it reviewed administrative data from Kansas — data CBPP admits it “adjusted” in various ways — but its results are wrong. How do I know? Because I worked with the state to secure the raw data in the first place.


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