Tue
Nov 20 2012
08:50 am

Today's KNS editorial says DCS should be given the resources to do their job and that embattled DCS commissioner Kathryn O'Day should be given a chance to turn the agency around.

The editorial notes that O'Day recently asked for $8.6 million in additional funding, but fails to mention that her agency cut funding for case worker training and closed a successful by all accounts juvenile offender facility, dumping the "worst of the worst" back into a system not equipped to handle them.

Instead of conceding to Gov. Haslam's arbitrary across-the-board budget cuts, perhaps O'Day should have been camped out in Haslam's office demanding the resources needed to fix serious problems at the agency. And perhaps the newspaper should have been asking why she wasn't instead of now defending her.

PREVIOUSLY:

DCS disaster
DCS computer fail
Haslam budget cuts have predictable consequences

Topics:
87
like

TN Progressive

TN Politics

Local Media Blogs

Shopper Columns

Local TV News

News Sentinel

Alt Weekly

State News

Local .GOV

State .GOV

Wire Reports

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)


Monthly archive