Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Criminal justice reform, we hardly knew ya?

This is the Louisiana version of Obamacare repeal. Certain Republicans who either depend heavily on law enforcement support and/or happen to be running for Governor are going to agitate against last year's very mild criminal justice reforms for as long as they can.  Ideally, it will be a long time so that 1) the reforms can remain in place and 2) the demagogues can keep making hay out of that fact.

Also the reforms save the state money. And we do hear a lot about how Louisiana has a "spending problem." So frustrating the repeal effort is also a good way to keep the Fiscal Hawks who tend to be all for it from harming their own cause.  It's a real #BothSides compromise.

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