State recruiting for children's services worker in Wrangell


February 9, 2022

After not having a state Office of Children’s Services caseworker in town for more than a decade, Wrangell could have a staffer here by spring.

The Legislature last year added funding for the position to the budget and, unlike 2020, Gov. Mike Dunleavy did not veto the money for the Wrangell caseworker.

The borough helped the deal last year by offering to pick up half of the expenses for the staff position, along with donating office space. The borough offered the same deal in 2020 when the governor vetoed the spending along with other appropriations, citing a tight budget for the cuts.


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