Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
LinkButton :

Skip navigation linksHome > Newsroom

main content

Newsroom DCF Secretary Comments on Welfare Reform Study

​TOPEKA –Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore would like to thank Kansans for their support of welfare reform. On Thursday, April 16, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the Kansas HOPE Act. The legislation received overwhelming support by Kansas lawmakers. The same is true among Kansas residents.


“The survey demonstrates something we already know—the majority of people support welfare to work policies that are designed to help individuals become self-sufficient,” DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said. “We have helped thousands of Kansans get back to work, and we look forward to helping many more in the future.”
This week, Kansas City, Mo.-based company Remington Research Group released survey results pertaining to the Kansas HOPE Act. The survey showed among other results:

  • 64 percent of respondents support the Kansas HOPE Act.
  • 66 percent of respondents believe we should do even more to limit how welfare benefits are spent.

The survey was conducted April 20-21, with a Margin of Error of +/- 3 percent, with a 95 percent level of confidence. This was an independent survey paid for by the Remington Research Group.