State lawmakers are taking steps to expand a program helping foster kids get a driver’s license and pay for car insurance.
A House Health committee voted unanimously Friday to make Keys to Independence a permanent state-wide program. The vote was unanimous as well in its final Senate committee Thursday. A three year pilot set aside $800,000 to help foster kids pay for drivers training, license fees and insurance. Supporters say they can expand the idea to the whole state, and cover kids for six months after they reach adulthood without any additional funding.