Kentucky’s corrections budget is growing much faster than total state government spending.
In fact, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, more than half the growth in the state budget since 2000 has been in the corrections system, jails, and state prisons. Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the State Chamber told a legislative panel in August that state leaders must begin focusing on that spending problem now or expect a day of reckoning as soon as 2012.
Adkisson will be one of the guests on Kentucky Tonight, Monday, September 21st at 8:00/7:00 Central on KET. The other guests are:
- J. Michael Brown, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary
- Linda Tally Smith, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Boone and Gallatin Counties
- Robert Lawson, Professor of Law in the University of Kentucky College of Law
This is an important topic. Please join the conversation by email during the show or send me a facebook message. I’ll do my best to read them on the air.