TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed another boost to the budget for the state’s child welfare agency.READ MORE: Florida's Fallen Firefighters Honored At 'Ringing Of The Bell' Ceremony
Scott on Tuesday announced that he would ask legislators for a nearly $23 million increase for the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The governor wants the extra money to go to community based care agencies so they can hire 272 case managers to reduce caseloads.
The extra money would also be used to provide services to children who are at risk of being removed from their current homes.READ MORE: Fall Is The Season Of Winning With New Florida Lottery Scratch Off Games
Scott over the last two years has pushed to increase spending on child welfare. He will submit this request along with other budget recommendations to the Florida Legislature.
Lawmakers will consider the spending request during their annual session that starts next January.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Arson At Homestead School Playground
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