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Florida Public Safety for Sale

by Erick Sanchez  |  January 31, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Monday, Florida state Sen. Mike Fasano (a Republican) came out in opposition to Senate Bill 2038, the prison privatization bill, on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC. Fasano was fiercely critical of his colleagues, calling attention to the bill currently rammed through the committee process.

Additionally, he highlighted the loss of nearly 4,000 good-paying jobs that would result from this legislation; Fasano also emphasized the increased safety risks, for Florida’s communities, if the bill becomes law.

SB 2038 is scheduled for a vote in the next 48 hours. Hopefully, Senator Fasano’s colleagues will join in voting for good jobs. The lawmakers must value the safety of Florida’s communities – more than the profit for private prison companies, which have engaged in pay-to-play politics.

Floridians should contact their legislators and urge them to vote NO on these privatization measures.

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