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January 2011 Archives

Where to begin? This was a fast-paced week for policy decisions impacting the Child Welfare field. So fast-paced that the Minnesota State Legislature's website couldn't even keep up with hearings, amendments, schedules and votes. Sources like MN Public Radio and the MN Budget Project have had up-to-date information and analysis. As noted in previous entries, the state's contribution to Child...
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HF 130, a bill that includes a 21% reduction to the Children and Community Services Assistance grants (the primary source of state funding for Child Protection services), passed the House in a close 68-63 vote yesterday. A floor vote on the companion bill in the Senate (SF 60) is anticipated on Monday, January 31. Tweet...
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This morning, SF 60, containing proposed cuts to the Children and Community Services Assistance (CCSA) grants, passed out of committee on a 9-6 roll call vote. Author, Sen. Robling, did propose amendments to the bill before the vote, including a reduction of the CCSA cut from $19.2 million (30% reduction) to $13.6 million (21% reduction). The next stop for this...
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You probably heard that Child Welfare (Child Protection) funds were included in the $1 billion spending cuts proposed by the legislature last week*. Maybe you also heard that HF 128 passed out of committee, and was referred to Ways and Means. This means that bill moved forward, but the action isn't done. Currently, three bills are bouncing around with the...
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On January 18th, legislators in the MN House and Senate introduced bills (HF 128, HF 130 and SF 60) that propose substantial cuts to Child Welfare funding in the state. State dollars are 15% of child welfare funding in Minnesota, and are mostly allocated through the Children and Community Services Act (CCSA). These bills propose a cut of $19 million...
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Stay up-to-date on the social work-related policy at the Capitol this legislative session. Here, CASCW is tracking bills related to child well-being that impact your work and the people you serve. The intent of the blog is to provide child welfare stakeholders with up-to-date, non-partisan information on policy issues that impact child welfare practice in Minnesota. This is a blog...
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