The Governor’s budget office is asking the legislature to close two women’s prisons and cut 100 million dollars in state spending for colleges and universities as part of a plan to balance the state’s budget for next year. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver. 

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One Response to Proposed State Budget Cuts Announced

  1. What hoot to wake up hearing state government officials whining that they “haven’t got enough money” to open a new prison! How wonderful! If they were really concerned about balancing the budget (and they aren’t), the flat-out simplest (and, not to mention, most moral) way to do it would be to cut, _drastically_ the amount of money allotted to law enforcement, courts, and prisons, along with repeal of hundreds of criminal statutes that facilitate putting ever more people in prisons. Fat chance!

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