Friday, October 05, 2007

Crist creates children's cabinet


Crist creates children's cabinet

By Melissa Cabral, WINK News

Tallahassee - Children will have a whole new power in Tallahassee.

Florida's new Children's Cabinet met for the first time Monday.

The cabinet was formed to force state agencies to work together more effectively on children's issues.

One of the biggest issues is education, along with health care and family issues.

Governor Charlie Crist told members of the cabinet that their work will be a blessing for kids. "What you do when you reach out and reach down to help those that are young and little, it's a blessing to do right for them."

The Children and Youth Cabinet is made up of 15 members - most of them agency heads in the Crist administration and it is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp.


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