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Child welfare agencies will soon be more transparent on serious abuse and neglect cases

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Wisconsin's child welfare agencies will soon have to tell us a lot more about the way they handle deaths and injuries caused by child abuse and neglect.

Both houses of the Legislature passed a bill Tuesday requiring more disclosure and Gov. Jim Doyle is expected to sign the measure.

It comes after public outrage that confidentiality laws meant to protect victims were used in some cases to hide bureaucratic shortcomings.

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