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March 2011 Archives

Social Work Day at the Capitol! Monday April 4th! Social workers have a lot to say about the major Health & Human Service policy and budget decisions at the capitol this session. Are you already planning to be there? Why don't you join in? Details about this important event here. Feeling down about the news coming out of the Capitol...
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A 3 minute update on the Senate's passage of the Health & Human Services Omnibus bill, with "deep cuts health, welfare programs": From Senator Hann, Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee: "The Minnesota Senate passed the Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill today following a rigorous floor debate. The Senate Republicans' proposal offers a 6 percent...
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Take a step back from the nitty-gritty of legislative season, and join CASCW in thinking about the impact of technology on the Child Welfare field. The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota will present our 12th Annual FREE Child Welfare conference, "Social Media, Smart Phones, and Safety: How Technology is Changing Child Welfare...
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It is a contentious week at the Capitol in the high-stakes budget debate. Health care is the main focus of the Health and Human Service discussions, since it comprises the majority of spending in that portion of our state's budget. Child Welfare elements of the bills appear to have moved through unchanged*. So that you don't have to scour the...
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Below are a few Child Welfare snippets of the HF927 Omnibus Budget Bill, which is being heard this week in the House Health and Human Service Finance Committee. The omnibus bill is enormous (2011_HF927DeleteAll.pdf). House Research did a bill summary that highlights a few areas - a little easier to digest than 350 pages (review the bill summary here). Three...
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Wednesday, March 23, is a major day for public testimony on the proposed state budget solutions regarding Health and Human Services. Of the long list of testifiers (90!), I have highlighted four that are closely related to Child Welfare: Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner, Department of Human Services Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies Eric Ratzmann, Minnesota Association...
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This week is crunch time for budget decisions at the Capitol. As we learn of hearing schedules and budget decisions for the House and Senate, we'll keep this blog up-to-date. The House Health & Human Service Finance Committee HF927 Omnibus bill text and spread sheet are available to the public now on their website. More info will be forth coming....
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This week was interesting, but next week is sure to be busier! Why? There is a March 25th deadline for budget decisions, which will bring a flurry of activity next week. Child Welfare matters will arise in the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, where the GOP budget bill will be unveiled on Tuesday, March 22. The committee will...
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There is a lot happening at the Capitol related to our field of Child Welfare! CASCW is keeping tabs on 40 bills that are related to child welfare, and watching 16 of these with a close eye. The majority of these bills have seen no action since they were introduced, when things start moving we'll update you. The focus now...
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Welcome back for another Child Welfare Week in Review! This week the US Supreme Court heard a case involving child abuse investigations at schools, regarding whether parent's consent is required before a child can be questioned at school by a child care worker or a police officer. Read mainstream media coverage, and in-depth legal analysis. In the MN House Health...
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