|Fla. Gov: Boost spending to prevent child abuse|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Reeling from a string of child abuse-related deaths in the last year, Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend millions in order to hire more than 400 additional investigators in the coming year.
Scott on Tuesday will outline a proposal to boost the budget of the Department of Children and Families by nearly $32 million. He also wants an $8 million increase for sheriff’s departments handling abuse cases.
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