Will the Legislature do what's needed for foster care? [crosscut.com]

 

Proposed foster care reform continues to wait in Washington State as legislators continue to negotiate budget and policy proposals...

Republicans and Democrats in Olympia insist they want to shore up the state’s failing foster care system, but major reforms could falter as they head into a special legislative session to hammer out budget and policy proposals that remain miles apart.

Compared with their Republican Senate colleagues, Democrats who control the House have proposed millions more in spending on programs to help foster kids and birth families caught up in the child welfare system.

Read the full article by Allegra Abramo/InvestigateWest

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