January 6, 2014 12:00 AM

Kansas views on safety net, drug tests, school funding, KanCare, disease threats

Safety net – In the coming year, Kansans likely will hear that thanks to actions of Gov. Sam Brownback and his Legislature, the state has reduced by half the number of families receiving welfare assistance. But no one should think even for a moment the statistic is proof that Kansas has fewer people in poverty or that more people are working their way up to better incomes and better lives.

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