The L.A. Times has a front-page, above-the-fold article that reports:
In a proposal that would nearly double the state’s prison construction program, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration asked lawmakers Friday to approve $7 billion in new spending to bring medical and mental healthcare in California prisons up to constitutional standards.
Naturally, the article does not say one word about illegal aliens in our prisons — even though, as I have told you before, the Washington Post says that “[m]ore than 10 percent of California’s prison population is in the United States illegally.
If we’re spending $7 billion on new health care, that means more than $700 million could be saved if we didn’t have illegal aliens to house.
A savings of $700 million. Is that worth one sentence in this front-page article?