From the article: “A skeptical judge on Monday raised questions about whether it was legal for the state to move ahead with a plan to privatize nearly 3,000 health care jobs in Florida’s prisons.”
Florida signed a contract with a company to privatize the healthcare services that it provides in its state prisons. Proponents of the contract stated that it will save the state millions of dollars; reportedly, failure to privatize would result in a deficit of $60 million. Opponents (i.e. unions) are litigating on the grounds that the Legislative Budget Commission, which approved the contract, did not have the authority to enact this broad of policy.
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