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Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 11, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Child welfare in Arizona needs more than intentions

‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.

April 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 09, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Brewer signs off on added CPS fnding

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval Thursday to immediately give nearly $6.9 million more to the state’s child-welfare agency.

February 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Report: 'Systemic failure' by Arizona's CPS in uninvestigated abuse cases

Report: 'Systemic failure' by Arizona's CPS in uninvestigated abuse cases

PHOENIX —  A "systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making," are to blame for 6,500 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated, a special team reviewing the state CPS said in a report released today.

January 31, 2014 2:23 pm Related Loading…

Added funds for new child agency get preliminary OK

PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Tuesday for an immediate cash infusion for the state’s troubled child- welfare agency.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Increased information about Arizona's child welfare agency will continue, new boss says

Arizona’s child welfare crisis is providing residents with a glimpse of something rarely seen from the agency charged with protecting kids in the state: transparency.

January 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Replacing CPS is a good first step: New cabinet-level agency must be given resources to make improvements

Gov. Jan Brewer has dissolved Arizona’s long-troubled Child Protective Services agency and replaced it with the Cabinet-level Division of Child Safety and Family Services, which will report directly to her.

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

January 13, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…

CPS failed to investigate 875 Pima cases, records show

Fewer than 1,000 of the 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports Arizona’s child welfare agency failed to investigate in recent years were in the metro Tucson area.

January 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

What's it worth to you to keep an Arizona child safe?

The Legislature will have a full slate when it begins its new session Jan. 13.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmaker wants to divert funding for kids programs to foster care

PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early-childhood development and redirect it to help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them.

January 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer: Probe will determine blame for unchecked CPS cases

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Arizona has no choice but to overhaul CPS

Arizona’s child-protection and -welfare system does not work — and, as we have noted, it is not built to work. In fact, to state that the Child Protective Services system has been “built” suggests a process of intentional development that no one with common sense could find in its jumble of …

December 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona's child welfare system designed to fail

Outrage that Arizona state workers set aside more than 6,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect over the past four years is not mitigated by understanding how woefully inadequate our state child-welfare system has been for years.

December 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
David Bradley: governor's   CARE Team appointments to deal with CPS

David Bradley: governor's CARE Team appointments to deal with CPS

The governor’s selection of the Child Advocate Response Examination Team is the right step. Particularly gratifying is the selection of Charles Flanagan to chair the team. Flanagan, director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, is the most articulate and skilled child advocate…

December 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer appoints new CPS oversight team

Brewer appoints new CPS oversight team

PHOENIX — Accusing Child Protective Services of “hiding or not disclosing” information, Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday named a special panel of current and former legislators and others to take a closer look at the agency.

December 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer: Panel to review reports to CPS that were not investigated

Brewer: Panel to review reports to CPS that were not investigated

PHOENIX — Saying Child Protective Services has been "hiding or not disclosing'' information, Gov. Jan Brewer named a special panel of current and former legislators and outsiders today to  take a closer look at the agency.

December 02, 2013 12:44 pmLoading…

Steller: Repeated CPS crises mask simple fixes

The sheer number of abuse allegations that Arizona Child Protective Services revealed it did not investigate — at least 6,500 — obscures a more revealing fact, one that should make us realize we aren’t grappling with the real problem yet.

December 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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