Proposal would move child representation in removal cases from public defenders to new Guardian Ad Litem office. Similar parents measure still being studied.
Department of Family Services
Lawmakers have no plans to deal with a looming funding crisis for Wyoming’s food-for-the-needy programs which will run out of money in February and March if the federal shutdown continues.
Drake lauds conservative legislators who’ve put essential programs ahead of additional savings in their proposed budget.
A Senate committee moved a bill Wednesday that would require the Wyoming Department of Family Services to scrutinize applicants for assistance, conduct reviews of eligibility, and allow the department to hire a third-party fraud investigator.
This year, a bill was introduced — eventually defeated — to require Wyoming’s poor to submit to drug-testing as a condition to receiving public aid. Rodger McDaniel, former director of the Wyoming Department of Family Services believes it isn't an issue about money, but people.