Missouri special needs adoption tax credit lists

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Department of Social Services of Missouri .


From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) Copies of each "Adoption Tax Credit File" created and maintained by county/circuit offices since Jan. 1, 2005. These files are referenced in the Child Welfare Manual Section 4, Chapter 30, Attachment F(c)4 (http://www.dss.mo.gov/cd/info/cwmanual/section4/ch30/sec4ch30attachf.htm), which reads: "In administering this law, the Children’s Division is responsible for the following activities ... Develop an Adoption Tax Credit File for each tax year. This file is to be maintained by a designated staff person in each county/circuit office. This file is to be entitled, Adoption Tax Credit FY__."

I ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purposes. If you have any questions regarding my request, I would be happy to discuss them. I can be reached at 608-698-5806.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Todd Feathers

From: Landwehr, Peggy

Mr. Feathers:

Here is the response that I sent yesterday.

Best Regards,
Margaret (Peggy) Landwehr
Special Counsel
Division of Legal Services
Department of Social Services
PO Box 1527
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1527
(573) 526-0414 (Phone)
(573) 522-6092 (Fax)

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