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Kansas Childhood Poverty Rate Drops but Governor's Welfare Reform Policy Still Under Debate

Name plate inside Governor Sam Brownback's office at the Kansas Statehouse.  (Photo by Dan Skinner)

Governor Sam Brownback says Kansas is in good shape.  In his final State of the State address last week, he pointed to a dramatic drop in childhood poverty since he took office seven years ago.  He credits the drop to his policies of encouraging “self-reliance.”  As Madeline Fox of the Kansas News Service explains, Brownback's welfare reforms will be a major part of his legacy.  

The Kansas News Service is a collaboration of station's covering health, education, and politics across the state.

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