In the wake of three child deaths under the state’s ward so far this year, Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday told the Department of Family and Protective Services to straighten up and fly right.

In a letter to DFPS Commissioner John Specia, Abbott asked the agency to step up enforcement, develop a tool for screening potential foster parents and educate caregivers about gun safety, among other changes.

“Abuse or neglect of our most vulnerable Texans – our children – is intolerable and it is especially unacceptable when it happens to a child under the care umbrella of the state of Texas,” Abbott wrote in the letter.

via Abbott to Foster Care Agency: Get Your Act Together | The Texas Tribune.

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