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February 2023

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

Guest Speaker, Carol Widder, WCDW VP of Programming.

This month's program takes a look at the Department of Transformation and Shared Services created under Governor Hutchison. He has laid the groundwork and blueprint, and now our new governor can finish building the house. Washington County Republican Judge Joseph Wood was just appointed to this department.

What has happened since then? What will happen next? What can we do to stop the undermining and privatizing of all state human and public services as we know them? Join us January 24th via Zoom or in person at The Hyatt Place for a report and observations by Carol Widder- Governor Hutchinson’s Plan to Transform State Government: A Business Model for Consolidation, Outsourcing to Cut Costs and Extend Technology to Replace Departments and People.

Helpful references for understanding what is going on:

1. Automating Inequality: How High Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor, by Virginia Eubanks

2. The Privatization of Everything: How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed America and How We Can Fight Back, by Donald Kohen and Allen Mikaelian




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