Treasurer Cynthia Lummis
- TPFA approves plan for prison bond refunding; a few more OKs needed. Sanders, Lisa // Bond Buyer;05/21/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30398, p34
Reports that the Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA) has approved the plan which is projected to save the state of Texas millions of dollars on the cost of prison lease payments. Details of the plan; Efforts of the TPFA to achieve the approval of the local government sectors to the plan.
- Critics demand vote for Bernalillo County, N.M., issue. Preston, Darrell // Bond Buyer;05/06/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30635, p27
Reports on the criticisms on Bernalillo County, New Mexico's plans to sell $60 million of revenue bonds to complete funding for a planned jail and utility extensions. Calls for the borrowing's submission for voter approval; Arguments against the use of gross revenue tax to back the bond issue.
- Border wars. Stanglin, Douglas; Fenyvesi, Charles // U.S. News & World Report;12/30/96, Vol. 121 Issue 26, p32
Reports on how border and point-of-entry states are utilizing grant money intended to help the state build prisons for violent criminals. The effect of California legislators exempting the state from the key requirements of the prison program; How other border states, such as Texas and New...
- Hostage Crisis Casts Spotlight on Overcrowding of Arizona Prisons. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;2/6/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31816, p31
Reports on Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano's plan to launch an investigation of the Department of Corrections barely three months after she called a special session to boost funding for the crowded system. Debate on whether Arizona should sell bonds to build state-operated prisons or whether...
- Round-up. // Public Finance;4/18/2003, p13
Presents news briefs related to public finance in Great Britain as of April 18, 2003. Spending boost for the prison system; Watson Wyatt & Co.'s withdrawal of its actuarial services from the local government arena; Government Web site for checking key performance on public service delivery.
- Taking Aim at Correction Costs. Swope, Christopher // Governing;Apr2002, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p54
Deals with the plans of state lawmakers in the U.S. to reduce the length of sentences for nonviolent offenders in an effort to reduce prison budgets, as of April 2002. Total state and local corrections expenditures from 1990 to 1999; Efforts done by Louisiana lawmakers to decrease the flow of...
- The Costly Business of Warehousing VIOLENT CRIMINALS. Fleisher, Mark S. // USA Today Magazine;Mar89, Vol. 117 Issue 2526, p60
Focuses on the benefits of using profits from prisons to finance social programs for youth job-training and education programs in the U.S. Reduction of the burden of using tax dollars for prison construction projects; Development of approaches to handle and house violent criminals; Financial...
- Construction industry finds crime does pay. Ichniowski, Tom // ENR: Engineering News-Record;8/8/94, Vol. 233 Issue 6, p6
Reports on the prison construction program of the administration of President Bill Clinton. Creation of a Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund; Distribution formula for funding state facilities.
- Texas prisons hope to save $1M on utilities. // Corrections Today;Dec95, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p27
Reports on the savings on prison utility bills that Texas prisons hope to get as a result of a grant from the State Energy Conservation Office. Estimated total of government purchases for utilities annually; Percentage of spending used for electricity and natural gas.