Fixing future budgets

By OCPA President Jonathan Small

Some expenses are unpredictable. Will the transmission go out next month? Or, will it keep going for years? Other costs are predictable based on behavior. Keep grinding the gears and the transmission will fail.

This year, Oklahoma is set to become the most incarcerated state in the country. We already have more women behind bars, as a share of our population, than any other state. All this costs about half a billion dollars per year, for now.

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