Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
For the first time since 1997, the federal budget is going into deficit. Diane and her guests talk about the return of the deficit and its implications for taxes, spending, and more.
- Robert Bixby executive director of the Concord Coalition
- Dan Mitchell senior fellow at the Cato Institute
- Robert Greenstein founder and executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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