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Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming some major problem areas, including the jail and foster care systems, and expanding staffing in medical facilities to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform. As part of a new $26-billion spending plan that builds on post-recession economic improvements, County Chief Executive William T Fujioka proposes adding more than 1,300 new positions to county government, including nurses, social workers and staff for the newly created Sheriff's Department inspector general. The county currently has a workforce of more than 100,000. For a second consecutive year, officials project a balanced...

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