Panel right to advise against closing prisons
The following editorial appeared in the The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., on Thursday, May 3:
(MCT) — The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability got it about half right.
On Tuesday, the commission, which is an arm of the General Assembly and thereby made up of legislators, concluded that seven of eight state facilities should stay open — despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s stated goal to close them all to save about $89 million as one way of making a dent in the state’s massive budget deficit.
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