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Disparity In State Aid Between Arizona Kinship, Foster Families

Mary Jo Pitzl
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Mary Jo Pitzl in KJZZ's studio in 2018.

Arizona officials appear to be working to place more children who’ve been removed from their parents with family members than in foster care.

Those kinship families, however, get far less money from the state to help with expenses related to those kids.

Mary Jo Pitzl, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic who explored the issue, joined The Show to talk about it.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.