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By Jon Street | Vermont Watchdog
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont taxpayers will lose out on $4.1 million this year, and it’s all because the Department of Corrections had one less employee keeping an eye on the budget, says the state’s director of health services.
Vermont’s director of health services says the reason there was a $4.1 million shortfall [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE, N.M. — State lawmakers— Republicans and Democrats alike — on a special subcommittee are eyeing reforms to the criminal justice system that could lead to millions in taxpayer savings.
But the reforms won’t come anytime before 2015.
“We should really concentrate on violent offenders, and that’s where our prison space [...]
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 [...]