May 22, 2014 •
AZ Governor Calls Special Session
Today Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called for a special session of the Legislature to convene on May 27.
According to Brewer’s press release, the purpose of the special session will be to “overhaul the state’s child safety system” by creating and funding an entity called the Department of Child Safety, “a new, stand-alone agency whose sole focus is the safety of Arizona’s children.”
If passed, the state child welfare programs would be removed from the authority of the Department of Economic Security.
The regular session adjourned on April 24.
Photo of the Arizona State Capitol courtesy of Jeff Dean on Wikimedia Commons.
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