Michigan Report for Thursday, March 26, 2015 Senate Report
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Senate, House Split On Prison Health Contract Savings

A Senate subcommittee on Thursday approved a Department of Corrections budget that assumes $15 million in savings from a new contract for the physical and mental health care of inmates, but the department and the House subcommittee's chair signaled skepticism that the state would achieve that savings.

Sen. John Proos (R-St. Joseph), chair of the Senate subcommittee, said the Senate subcommittee budget forecasts $15 million in savings from shifting from separate contracts for physical and mental health based on the savings seen in other states, especially Tennessee.

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