David Almond’s death overshadows DCF budget hearing  

Commissioner discusses reforms made after tragedy 

LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARINGS are typically dry discussions of line items and government programs. On Tuesday, however, lawmakers were reminded in stark terms of the life-or-death decisions involved in determining how state dollars are spent and how individual agencies function.   Department of Children and Families Commissioner Linda Spears took the stand virtually before the Legislature’s Ways and(...)

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