In Florida, that’s a statement of policy:
For nearly 10 years, the state denied, finagled and fought. Yet when the ruling finally came down last December, the judge was emphatic: Florida’s neediest children were in danger, and the state was in violation of federal laws.
That was it. Victory. Salvation. Hope. Except the state refused to give in. It sought nearly $3 million in additional funding to appeal and continue fighting the ruling.
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