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Thursday, May 09, 2019

‘A bitter pill to swallow’: Kansas lawmakers drop child welfare oversight plan

Despite the problems facing Kansas foster care, lawmakers in the final hours of their annual session dropped a plan to hold the troubled system accountable.

A provision creating a child welfare oversight committee was eliminated from the state budget, a last-minute casualty of the legislative battle over Medicaid expansion. If approved, the panel could have summoned officials to explain problems, drafted legislation and provided frustrated parents with a place to vent.

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