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Lawmakers to question plan to end child welfare oversight

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers say they have many questions about a revised agreement Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said will forge a path toward ending decades of federal oversight of Connecticut's child welfare agency.

The new exit plan, ordered by a federal judge in September, replaces a previous one filed in 2004. It reduces the number of goals the Department of Children and Families must meet from 22 to 10. It also sets a minimum annual budget of $801.2 million for the Department of Children and Families, which the General Assembly will not be able to change, while requiring an additional $6.4 million to be spent on the agency.

The legislature's...

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