TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Laura Kelly plans to attempt a second time to reorganize Kansas’ social providers after the Republican-controlled Legislature blocked the transfer final 12 months.
Kelly introduced Monday that she is going to situation an order subsequent week making a single Division of Human Companies to manage packages for kids, households, the disabled and older Kansas residents. It additionally would run the state’s hospitals for the mentally sick and developmentally disabled.
The governor’s plan would mix the Division for Kids and Households with the Division for Growing old and Incapacity Companies.
Kelly stated a single division would offer “simpler entry” to providers,” and Laura Howard, who’s the top of each division, stated it might scale back forms and permit the state to modernize its packages.