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'Herald' Series Leads to $$ Talk

Florida Legislature

A Miami Herald investigation that found 477 children died over six years even though their families had been reported for abuse and neglect is beginning to have an impact in Tallahassee.

On Tuesday, as The Miami Herald published the final parts of its series, legislative leaders were talking about attacking the problem with money.

"We need comprehensive services, not adequate services," said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, a Hollywood Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee. "In our statute, it says 'adequate services.' Adequate's not good enough."

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