Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to unveil her proposal on overhauling the state's child welfare agency at a news conference.

Her budget director and the new head of the child welfare division she created in January also are expected to give presentations.

Brewer created the agency after revelations late last year that more than 6,500 abuse and neglect reports were closed without investigation.

A panel of lawmakers, new agency chief Charles Flanagan, Brewer's chief of staff and others worked for months to write legislation remaking the former Child Protective Services department.

The state Legislature appropriated $59 million in new child welfare funding for the coming budget year, but Brewer wants more.

The governor is expected to call the Legislature into special session next week to debate her plan.