Politics Northwest | Gregoire asks that Legislature not put an end to DSHS | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog

Earlier, we published that the legislature is considering cutting DSHS in favor of 4 smaller organizations. Depending on the final outcome of the division, this could mean dealing with 4 agencies instead of one: one for children and family services, one for food stamps, one for Medicaid, one for mental health….. Frank Chopp also wants to break DSHS into smaller groups, but only 3 instead of 4. What do you think about these possible solutions to a budget crisis? Would increased efficiency at the government level decrease personal efficiency? Is there a way to have four separate organizations but only one visit to get all the applicable services? Gov. Gregoire is not in favor of ending DSHS, at least at this time.

Politics Northwest | Gregoire asks that Legislature not put an end to DSHS | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog.

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One response to “Politics Northwest | Gregoire asks that Legislature not put an end to DSHS | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog

  1. Zanne Garland

    I think DSHS could use a little shake up if it would save the state money. Currently the way DSHS saves money is by denying people benefits and Solid Ground has a program called Family Assistance that fights to get family’s deserved benefits back! Maybe if the state saves money in its own bureaucracy, people will actually get the benefits they deserve.

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