Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Push to kill probation reform rebuffed

The Statesman's Mike Ward says the opposition to probation reform from a small but vocal minority of prosecutors and judges has finally shown up at the Lege, but it's awfully late in the game, and so far nobody's buying their schtick.
Countered one lawmaker, in what is a growing sentiment at the Big Dome: “Sounds to me like judges and some other folks have figured out they may have to start doing their jobs better. No sympathy here.”
Ouch! Stay tuned, folks, we're in the homestretch. SB 1266 was left pending today again in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. See the latest versions of the House and Senate bills, check out earlier Grits probation reform coverage here, and Ward's overview of probation reform here.

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