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House rejects Senate plan to reopen juvenile home

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Apr 23 2014 10:05AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has rejected a Senate amendment to the health and human services budget that would have reopened the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. The House action Tuesday morning sends the bill to a conference committee where members of both parties will work out the differences in the bill.

The Senate Monday evening passed it along party lines with only Democratic support. The Republican-led House rejected it on a voice vote only.

Democratic House Minority Leader Mark Smith says it's important to provide the services to some of the state's most troubled youth.

Rep. David Heaton, a Mount Pleasant Republican, says the funding in the bill may be inadequate to reopen the home, which was closed by Gov. Terry Branstad following allegations that delinquent girls were being mistreated.


 
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04/23/2014 9:59AM
House rejects Senate plan to reopen juvenile home
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