House Gives Final Approval To Foster Care Bill

Critics urge its rejection, but the House votes overwhelmingly to approve a drastic change to how the state handles child abuse cases. The House passes the foster care bill to the Senate on the strength of a 106-41 vote. Missouri’s foster care system has been...

House Prepares To Focus On Solving Foster Care Problems

Calls have been made for two years to revamp Missouri’s foster care system ever since a two-year-old southwest Missouri foster child died. But, reaching agreement on a solution has been difficult. House Speaker Catherine Hanaway hopes to move her foster care...

House Gives Preliminary Approval To Foster Care Bill

A bill that attempts to address the issues raised after the death of a two-year-old in the care of foster parents has advanced in the House. Speaker Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods sponsors the measure. She points out it would re-structure how the state handles...
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