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Immigrant children may be less likely to get Florida KidCare under new rules listen

10/18/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A recent federal law is helping more undocumented immigrant children get access to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. When the CHIP Reauthorization Act renewed the program in 2009, 20 states did away with a rule that required immigrant children to wait 5 years after entering the US before they would be eligible for KidCare.

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Child abduction prevention bill moving through Florida Legislature listen

03/16/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature has the goal of cutting down the number of child abductions in the state. Its author is Pinellas resident Carolyn Ann Vlk.

Advocacy website for Florida Child Abduction Prevention Act

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Toy Safety listen

11/24/09 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A press conference was held today at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg for the release of the 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report. The report provides details on toy safety, important to parents as the holiday season approaches.

The Florida Public Information Research Group, or PIRG authored the toy safety report. Florida PIRG’s director Brad Ashwell says that dangerous toys are still on shelves.

In 2008 congress passed the Consumer Product Improvement Act, tightening th...

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Coalition lobbies for children's programs listen

12/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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South Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was part of a collective call to President-Elect Obama and Congress today to renew investment in children’s programs.

The Children’s Leadership Council launched its “Invest in Children, Strengthen America” campaign today.

Bill Bentley is a member of the Children’s Leadership Council (CLC).

The campaign focuses on five investment areas for children including an investment in prevention, early diagnosis and tre...

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