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May 4, 2014 7:15 PM

Missouri is debating funding for beleaguered child welfare agency

Four months after Gov. Jay Nixon said the state’s child welfare system needed millions in additional funding, lawmakers can’t decide on a number. Or even if the beleaguered system — wrought with pockets of overwhelming caseloads and high turnover at a time it’s attempting to gain statewide re-accreditation — needs much of an increase at all.

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