Realignment bill dies in committee

A bill by Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, was voted down in the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday.  SB 144, or the Realignment Reinvestment Act, intended to redirect some funds from the state prison system into jails and programs at the state’s 58 counties to help with the increase of inmates and probation clients. The bill died in the committee by a 5-9 vote.

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