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West Virginia soliciting bids for review of health agency

24 April 2022

The deadline for submitting bids is May 6, according to the Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice stated that the deadline for submitting bids is May 6.

It was long overdue, according to advocates of the law, and could have helped solve the state's substance misuse issue. Drug overdose deaths are highest in West Virginia.

A recent legislative session failed to alter the state's foster care system, which is run by the DHHR. The state looks after about 6,500 kids.

Bill Crouch, the DHHR's cabinet secretary, presently oversees a $7.6 billion budget, or 39% of all state spending. Eleven additional department secretaries control the remaining 60%.

West Virginia has a $740 million budget surplus through nine months of the fiscal year.

The state looks after about 6,500 kids. A bill to improve foster care services fell apart on the last day of the Legislature in March,

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