URGENT ACTION ALERT
No Handouts for GEO Group!!
Tell Senate Appropriations Chair to pull $900,000 appropriation for GEO Group in state budget!
This money was not requested by the Department of Corrections. The Arizona Republic reported that a lobbyist for GEO Group went directly to Rep. John Kavanagh, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee to make the request.
The corporation essentially circumvented both the contract negotiation process AND the state agency budgeting process.
Despite a contentious process in which a group of holdout Republicans were fighting to secure needed funds for the states broken child welfare system, Kavanagh handed this corporation $1 million that the Department of Corrections says it doesn't need.
How many needy Arizona families will go without child care?
How many CPS cases will go uninvestigated because John Kavanagh cares more about the interests of GEO Group than about the people of Arizona?Read The Republic story here
YOU CAN STOP THIS
The Senate hears the budget THIS MONDAY, March 31.
Call the Senate Appropriations Chair Don Shooter and Senate President Andy Biggs and tell them to pull the plug on Kavanagh's $1 million GEO Group giveaway.
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