A citizen oversight committee says privately-run prisons in Arizona are not cost-effective and are more difficult to monitor than state prisons.Read More »
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A Maricopa County Superior Court judge refused today to immediately put a stop to the bidding process for private prisons to house 5,000 inmates.Read More »
The Department of Corrections has long been out of compliance with a law requiring the director to complete a cost-benefit analysis comparing private and state-run prisons every two years.
DOC Director Charles Ryan, who took over the job in January 2009, said he started working on his analysis a few months ago.
But House Minority Leader Chad Campbell insists that’s not good enough.
In his quest for privatized city services, Sen. Frank Antenori is hoping he can get around the cities’ opposition and the governor’s veto stamp with a gentler touch — at least to a point.Read More »
The Commission on Privatization and Efficiency released its long-awaited report, nearly eight months after it was originally scheduled for completion.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to require two most populous cities to consider awarding contracts to private businesses to perform some city services.Read More »
With the legislative session about to start, a commission appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer has missed a year-end deadline to recommend steps that the state can take to privatize services and improve efficiency of programs.Read More »
A commission Tuesday recommended initial steps that it says will make Arizona's state government more efficient, including the adoption of a long-term plan to privatize more government functions.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is standing by Arizona's use of private prisons despite a Corrections Department report saying the escape of three inmates followed numerous security lapses at the privately operated facility.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns helped hurry the passage of a bill, signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer on May 7, which cuts ties between the State Compensation Fund and state government.Read More »