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In Today's News :"Baker, Coakley Wrangle Over DCF"

Baker, Coakley Wrangle Over DCF 10:48 AM WED OCTOBER 15, 2014
By RUPA SHENOY
http://wgbhnews.org/post/baker-coakley-wrangle-over-dcf
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has faulted his Democratic rival, Martha Coakley, for her handling of a lawsuit brought by a New York nonprofit against the state of Massachusetts.
Baker charges that by fighting an out-of-state, nonprofit child advocacy group in court, rather than negotiating with them, Coakley missed an opportunity to improve care for the Bay State’s most at-risk children.
That was four years ago, when a New York-based group called Children’s Rights alleged in federal court that the state Department of Children and Families exhibited a detailed and troubling pattern of negligence in the care of some of its charges. Coakley, representing the state as attorney general, convinced a Boston federal judge that Children’s Rights hadn’t made its case. The nonprofit is appealing.
Baker says Coakley could have done more for Massach…