Latino Caucus legislative goals include education, economy, reforming CPS

Tucson Sentinel – January 16, 2014

While addressing issues such as education, the economy and reforming Child Protective Services, lawmakers need to focus more on Arizona’s growing Hispanic population, the head of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus says.

“The voters in our communities deserve better,” said state Sen. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, the Senate Democratic leader. “We are interested in the details. Our priority is Arizona.”

Members of the caucus and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce outlined their legislative agenda at a news conference Tuesday. At the top of Tovar’s list: CPS, which failed to investigate 6,000 child abuse reports between 2009 and 2013.

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