Lawmakers Agree On $47 Million Boost For Child WelfareHouse and Senate negotiators said Tuesday they had agreed to spend about $47 million in new money on Florida’s child-welfare system, which has been the focus of legislative scrutiny after a series of children’s deaths from abuse and neglect last year.
Children's Services Could See Big Gains In BudgetThanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida's children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.

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