TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A legislative oversight committee is scheduled to get the results of a new audit of state programs aimed at determining if there are disincentives in Kansas policies that keep couples from marrying.
The audit was conducted by the Legislative Division of Post Audit staff looking at various state benefit programs. The results will be presented Tuesday at a meeting in Topeka.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has put an emphasis on finding ways the state can change its policies to encourage couples to choose marriage.
The administration, including the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, has said increasing the number of married couples and reducing the divorce rate could help pull low-income residents out of poverty.