Policy: Entitlements

KC Star: Kansas has a front row seat in the food stamp fight

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The Sunflower State offers an interesting lens through which to view the debate raging in Congress over whether there should be large cuts. The program was established decades ago with the help of Sen. Bob Dole, a Kansas Republican. Today the state is No. 36 in the average amount given to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. At the same time, the state’s delegation in Congress has helped lead the Republican charge this summer for cuts in SNAP spending.

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