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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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