(Cross-posted from Legislative Watch).
Those looking for a useful summary of the Governor’s budet proposals in the world of criminal justice should defnitely check out the latest Carolina Justice Policy Center Legislative Update.
The update provides a helpful overview of the subject and lots of specific details. It also includes a brief and insightful piece on the legislative debate surrounding nonprofits (legislative Republicans are focusing a great deal of scrutiny on the mostly small nonprofits that provide a lot of core state services).
Let’s hope leaders pay particular attention to this paragraph:
If there is a general perception that non-profits are somehow not a good use of state dollars, nothing could be further from the truth. High functioning non-profits bring in volunteers, community partners, and funds from additional sources – all at wages and benefits that are frequently less than those paid to state employees.”