Also, Secretary Kirwan ignored the soaring rates and costs of incarceration. As some may recall, I posted about that here: http://bluemassgroup.com/s…
As a state, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spends more on incarceration then public higher education. Mandatory minimums are driving huge cost increases, and devastating minority communities. http://www.famm.org/ [for the impact on minority communities and pushback] or see http://www.cnn.com/US/9705/12/…
Questions worth asking:
How will these figures impact the State Senate’s budget debate?
Does this mean the economic downturn is not as deep in our state?
Will this mean the Supplemental Budget filed by Governor Patrick, which contains pay for work already done by snow plow operators and the rest of the years pay for court appointed attorneys will now move from House Ways and Means to the House Floor?