For the last several years Kansas has boasted of its shrinking welfare roles. And its true.
Ever since the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback tightened eligibility rules, voila!, the number of those applying for benefits has shrunk.
In 2016, Kansas reduced the timeframe a family can receive food stamps from 36 to 24 months one of the lowest in the nation down from 60 months in 2011, forcing the number of applicants to drop from 15,000 to 5,000.
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