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House and Senate leaders reached a compromise budget deal late last night and have a news conference scheduled today at 11:00 to release the details. I wonder if this will be part of the discussion.

But for all the fanfare about the cutting-edge crime-fighting plan, lawmakers left out one key ingredient: money to pay for probation officers to supervise the newly released prisoners. No funding has been set aside in either the initial House or Senate versions of the budget.

 

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  1. Sundance Kid

    June 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    So at 11 we here how public education is privatized. We should all call ALEC and congratulate them on undermining our public school system, Berger’s plan which he slipped into the budget is straight out of the ALEC playbook. Where have our NC mainstream press been on this, very little coverage? Florida’s public school; system is a mess because of the ALEC reforms and Berger is using Florida as a model.
    Plus to enact sweeping education reforms behind closed doors in a short session is hubris of the highest degree.

    Get what you pay for when you elect today’s republicans. Or should I say ALEC gets what they pay for. Shame on this leadership and double shame on any democrats who vote to approve this draconian madness.

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