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Published: June 3, 2019
By: Lauren Heffker and Hunter Lovell, LSU Manship News Service
BATON ROUGE— A proposal that would expand the state’s foster care system passed the House in an 87-1 vote and now heads to the governor’s desk.
Sponsored by Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, the bill would extend Louisiana’s foster care program for young adults up to 21, instead of aging them out at 18.
The proposal would cost the state $3 million, but the Edwards administration indicated it would support the bill as long as it was backed by the Legislature.
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