By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
ST. PETERSBURG — If Gov. Rick Scott has his way, Floridians will be paying a little more for their government this year.
Just over $4.2 billion more, to be exact.
That’s the final figure from his recommended budget released last week and totaling $74.2 billion, the largest in Florida history.
The budget was [...]
People convicted of a crime can no longer get unemployment benefits, or so says Pennsylvania law.Read More →
MADISON – Fiscal year 2012 was another tough year for the convict economy, with the recession’s grip continuing to squeeze prison workers.
But while the wages and vacation plan may be nothing to speak of, the workforce can pretty much count on a job with health care provided.Read More →
Pennsylvania will save an estimated $23 million next fiscal year with the closure of two older state prisons and the opening of a new facility.Read More →
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — The Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program could face another audit, even though the Larned State Hospital program and the state Department of Corrections have yet to address at least one issue found by auditors some seven years ago.
Recent scrutiny of some state lawmakers has placed the Larned program back into the spotlight after a pair [...]