Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chisholm's Good Idea

This makes sense, if the details add up.

"I am not asking for tax increases or additional expenditures. I am asking to earn the right to control a portion of existing safety dollars by proving we can do a better job of keeping people safe and preventing repeat offenses by wisely using local resources in partnership with the state."

In a word: subsidiarity.

Chisholm isn't asking for much: all he wants is localized control of offenders who are on post-imprisonment 'probation.' He thinks that Milwaukee County will do a better job of it than a bunch of legislators in Madison.

I'm inclined to agree.

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