LANSING — The Senate Human Services Appropriations subcommittee has recommended that the Michigan Department of Human Services contract more of its foster care and juvenile justice services to private companies, according to the Associated Press. Proponents say that the move will save the state $36 million.

Department of Human Services officials contended that the state would have to extend its oversight of the private providers, which may end up costing the state more, according to Gongwer News Services.

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