Gov. Sam Brownback chose the conservative National Review as the forum to defend the state’s new welfare reform law, which has been ridiculed for its rules against spending assistance dollars on everything from tattoos to fortune-telling to cruises. “It is time to approach poverty alleviation with a conservative vision, one that promotes work, education and family structure,” he wrote. The governor went on to say: “This new legislation in Kansas implements commonsense reforms to welfare, promotes fiscal and personal responsibility, and empowers Kansans to break the cycle of generational poverty.” – Rhonda Holman
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