Saturday, October 1, 2011
Tulsa Today is reporting on Senate Joint Resolution 46 which would removed the governor from the parole process for nonviolent criminals, saving the state money and allowing the governor to focus on more important things. The State's Legislature has already passed House Bill 2131 "which essentially will remove the Governor from the parole process for nonviolent crimes." It allows the Governor thirty days to consider recommendations. If the Governor takes no action, the board's recommendation is upheld. These efforts certainly make a great deal of sense given Governor Jan Brewer's disastrous course of action in the Bill Macumber case. See full story here.