Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Old news...unfortunately

MADISON-- A Legislative Audit Bureau report confirms that statewide 117 more full-time positions are needed. The staffing shortfall -- 6.45 positions in Kenosha County alone (making two grant positions permanent plus 4.45 additional positions) means longer prosecutions, backlogs of less serious crimes and more out-of-court settlements resulting in lighter penalties, auditors found after visiting prosecutors in 16 district attorneys' offices.

Of course, if the legislature fully funded needed prosecutor positions, then those prosecutors might have some time to go after corrupt polticians. Heaven forbid!
And the biggest opponent to adding prosecutorial staff is none other than Governor Doyle, who, despite the massive shortfall, cut 15 positions statewide.

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