The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Changing state budget priorities with no $$ saved

Aug 30, 2004

In the early 1980s, Michigan's biggest state department was Mental Health. Later in the 1980s, the largest department was the "Family Independence" Agency (FIA). By the 1990s, the largest department was the Department of Corrections. How many people pushed out of Mental Health clinics and FIA programs are now clients of the Department of Corrections?