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Lone legislator snuffs foster care settlement

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    House Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke’s decision to cut the funds was made without public input, but she explained her reasoning in a recent interview after the legislative session ended.

After years of legal wrangling, the state and advocates for foster parents thought they had a deal to help cover the cost of caring for foster children — but one state lawmaker torpedoed the settlement. Read more

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