- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature has sent Gov. Doug Ducey a bill expected to cut the number of child abuse hotline calls that require full investigations to focus child safety workers on cases that actually involve abuse and neglect.

Republican Rep. Kate Brophy McGee says her proposal will cull out calls that are impossible to investigate and clog the overburdened system. Opponents say not investigating hotline calls is what led to the overhaul of the state child welfare office just two years ago.

The Senate passed House Bill 2522 on a 28-0 vote early Saturday. That followed a 50-5 House vote.

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