The planned closure of nine Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services offices across the state will make it harder to serve mentally ill and disabled Kansans, says former agency head Janet Schalansky (Sha-LANN-ski).
Schalansky was secretary of SRS under governors Bill Graves and Kathleen Sebelius. Rob Siedlecki, Republican Governor Sam Brownback's pick to head the agency, says the planned office closures are necessary to comply with budget cuts ordered by the Legislature.
Democratic legislators concerned about the impact of the cuts on vulnerable Kansans are hosting a public meeting tonight (MON) at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. The meeting starts at 7 o’clock.