As federal agencies have cut costs during the budget standoffs in Washington, further decreasing the size of a firefighting work force, the burden of fighting wildfires has been shifted to states and local jurisdictions. And prisoners are cheap to employ.
A report on the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., digs into the shooter's history of mental illness. Nothing suggests the state's new guards against arming the mentally ill would have stopped the incident.
Expansion states are taking advantage of the chance to cover outside hospitalizations that cost their states millions, as well as the opportunity to enroll parolees in Medicaid. Studies show health care keeps them from returning to prison.
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