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Report

Life After TANF in Kansas: For Most, Unsteady Work and Earnings Below Half the Poverty Line

February 20, 2018

Beginning in November 2011, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and a Republican-controlled legislature enacted a series of punitive eligibility changes in the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance program that made it harder for parents who lose their job or cannot work to receive the support needed to pay rent and utilities and afford basic goods.