Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs order abolishing state's CPS agencyThis tragedy makes the little girl with the Uzi almost insignificant.
abc15.com staff, wire reports
2:58 PM, Jan 13, 2014
10:31 PM, Jan 13, 2014
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PHOENIX - During her State of the State address, Governor Jan Brewer announced that she has abolished the state's Child Protective Services department and has replaced it with a new division.
The move comes in response to an internal investigation that revealed 6,000 reports of child abuse or neglect were never investigated.
The Republican governor said she was ending the agency's oversight by the Department of Economic Security by executive order, saying the recent scandal "broke my heart and makes me angry."
"Enough with the uninvestigated reports of abuse and neglect. Enough with the lack of transparency. And enough with the excuses," she said.
Only a little less disturbing is the incompetence at the State's medical licensing board:
Head of Arizona medical board resigns abruptly
Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com 4:54 p.m. MST August 29, 2014
Five months after the Arizona State Medical Board hired a replacement for ousted Executive Director Lisa Wynn, its new director has abruptly resigned. The board regulates and licenses physicians in Arizona.
According to a statement from board chairman Dr. Gordi Khera, Lloyd Vest resigned Wednesday, effective immediately.
Vest, 60, was hired in March to replace Wynn, who was fired days after the release of a lengthy ombudsman report that found she and the board's former deputy director were not fully vetting doctors' education, work history and disciplinary actions. Wynn denied wrongdoing, saying state officials sanctioned her actions as part of an effort to speed and modernize licensing practices.