Lawmakers in Madison have taken the first step in making sure that children in the foster care system don’t end-up with known child abusers.
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A state Senate panel yesterday unanimously approved what’s being called Ethan’s Law. The proposal comes after a Manitowoc boy, Ethan Hauschultz, ended-up with an abusive uncle who killed him. The uncle had a history of violence, but was able to plead the cases down and still qualified to be a foster parent. The new plan would weed-out anyone with a violent criminal past from the state’s care system.