Category Archives: Politics

You can fight City (or State) Hall, Ms Hall:

I’ve been wanting to comment on the antics of Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Service Region Coordinator, Grace Akers, for some time. You can find out more about the events here and here from the Herald-Leader. Basically, Jami Hall, … Continue reading

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“Reasonable efforts” has real meaning

A recent decision of the Court of Appeals illustrates a an omission of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that seems all too common. In the unpublished opinion, M.G.F. II v. CHFS, 2006-CA-002093-ME (March 21, 2008)(NOT to be published), … Continue reading

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Improving Child Protection in Kentucky (Moment of Silence) postscript:

I followed up regarding my concerns, posted here, about Representative Stan Lee’s sweeping and innaccurate portrayal of ALL the family court judges in Fayette County being against ALL of HB 151. I have confirmed from a very knowledgeable and reliable … Continue reading

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Improving Child Protection in Kentucky Postscript (or – a moment of silence, please)

The title of this article from today’s Herald Leader was a bit too prophetic to be accidental: “Child protection revisions all but dead“. The impetus for this bill began back with the Office of Inspector General’s report many long months … Continue reading

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Child support in Dependency, Neglect and Abuse actions

If you would like a smattering of “let’s help poor people” optimism in the midst of boring child support and policy talk involving dependency, neglect and abuse actions, check out this post at the Lexington Lawyer blog.

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More with less

Kentuckians, do not fret about yesterday’s news about a budget shortfall. State workers have gotten so good at doing more with less that they surely can do everything with nothing. Because of this miraculous ability to cut costs year after … Continue reading

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Child Protection in Kentucky part 7

Is this Heral Leader article about child protection workers just pointing out a few bad apples or is this just one clust of problems that permeate the culture of the Cabinet? Consider this prior post of mine and a few … Continue reading

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