Children and Families Study Debated

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Senate Wednesday debated how involved the state should be in the lives of families. The discussion was around a study the Department of Family Services has proposed. The president of the senate, April Brimmer Kunz condemned it saying the intent may be good but the government should not tell people how to run their families. A supporter of the proposed study, Senator Charlie Scott says it will not tell people how to do that, rather it will look at the way the public and private sector provide services to families and children. The study would cost the state $200,000. Some detractors say the Department of Family Services should come up with that money from its own budget and does not need legislation to do this type of study.