By The Associated Press
Leaders of the Arizona Legislature showed unexpected signs of interparty cooperation Friday as they joined in committing to reforming the state’s child welfare system, crafting a budget and working to boost education funding.
Minority Democrats and Republicans who control the House and Senate largely agreed on those issues during a panel discussion at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s yearly pre-session luncheon Friday. They agreed CPS needs major reforms, while committing to wait for reports outlining what caused more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect cases to go uninvestigated in recent years.
Gov. Jan Brewer too committed to fixing Child Protective Services, although she did not provide specifics.