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Fishkind Commentary: Finding Budget Cuts in Florida’s Criminal Justice System


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Florida’s current budget of $77 billion included cuts of over $500 million – but is there room for improvement?

90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind thinks so. This week, he talks to 90.7’s Matthew Peddie about three areas of budget cuts that could save the state money.

He first began by talking about the death penalty – and the savings to the State if Florida abolished it.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »

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