|AZ Lawmakers Supporting Prison Privatization|
KINGMAN - Two local legislators are in favor of a state commission's recommendation to privatize state parks and increase the use of private prisons in the state.
Gov. Jan Brewer created an 11-member commission on privatization and efficiency earlier this year. The commission submitted a preliminary report on topics several months ago, according to the Associated Press. A larger, more detailed report is due to be released on Dec. 31.
Sen. Ron Gould said he was in favor of both ideas, but that certain measures would have to be in place to protect taxpayers.
"When you privatize something, you're always going to have people who are going to cut corners. We need to make sure there is adequate oversight," he said.
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