Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform
By Waverly McCarthy | April 22, 2019 at 11:24 AM CDT – Updated April 22 at 1:20 PM
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation that creates a first-in-the-nation tax credit for targeted investments in Mississippi’s foster care system.
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Baker, The Children’s Promise Act (HB 1613) will provide concrete assistance to nonprofit organizations working on diverse problems around the state, including human trafficking, opioid addiction, and autism.
Dr. Jameson Taylor, Vice President for Policy with the Mississippi Center for Public Policy explains why this legislation is so important: “No one person or entity has all the answers when it comes to foster care. This tax credit will crowdsource the solutions by inviting new donors to support the development of much-needed services to children and families in crisis.”