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Updated: 12/09/2012 08:00:03AM

Shifting more costs to counties

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The Florida Association of Counties is rallying its troops to quash a proposal being floated in Tallahassee to shift inmates from state prisons to local jails, which also could shift costs to local governments and create overcrowding at local facilities.

It sounds like a terrible idea, and at this point it’s questionable whether the proposal will gain any traction in the Legislature. County officials throughout the state hope to kill it off before it gains momentum; legislators have steered clear so far. Still, there’s always a possibility.

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