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Lawmaker: Branstad must provide juvenile home info

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Mar 26 2014 10:11AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Senate Democrat says this year's session will continue until Gov. Terry Branstad provides information about the Iowa Juvenile Home, which he closed in January.

Sen. Steve Sodders of State Center says Tuesday lawmakers sought information from Branstad more than two months ago about how the state cares for troubled girls and the administration's plans for treating delinquent juveniles.

Sodders says there's been no response.

The Democratic-led Senate passed a bill re-establishing a state-owned facility for girls, but it has since been declared dead.

In response to a lawsuit filed by Sodders and other lawmakers, a judge also ruled Branstad can't unilaterally close the home.

Branstad closed the home in Toledo following allegations children were improperly treated.

Sodders says the legislative session won't end until an agreement is reached.

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03/26/2014 10:04AM
Lawmaker: Branstad must provide juvenile home info
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