Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Vukmir would stick taxpayers with new $57 million annual tab

[4:06 p.m. update] Vukmir cuts her $150 million program cost to $57 million, LOL, and the Journal Sentinel amends its copy accordingly. 
Phony WI GOP fiscal conservative State Sen. Leah Vukmir complains on her US Senate campaign website that "Congress is addicted to spending our money,"
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but she just got her agreeable State Senate colleagues to pony up a fresh ton of our money every year on costly prison expansion.
Senate Bill 54 would require the Department of Corrections to recommend revoking probation, parole or extended supervision for anyone under its purview charged with a new crime. The Department of Corrections estimates the proposal would increase the prison population by nearly 4,600 and cost taxpayers $149.4 million more a year.
When fiscal conservatism and GOP orthodoxy meets election-year opportunism. 
something's gotta give, and in this case, Bucky, it's your wallet.

From the Journal Sentinel's updated story:
An earlier estimate put the cost at nearly $150 million a year, but it was lowered after Vukmir modified the bill to limit who would be subject to automatic revocation proceedings.

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