The San Francisco Chronicle reports that S.F. DA Chesa Boudin says his department is understaffed and overwhelmed by caseloads. There’s a fix, as we illustrated last June. That fix would eliminate an unnecessary subsidy and free up $120 million. Boudin’s entire budget is $74 million. The most expensive group of beneficiaries of the subsidy are retired police. Several elected officials, including Vice President-elect Harris and State Senator Wiener, are entitled to the subsidy as a result of their service as employees. They don’t need it, especially after the creation of Covered California.
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*Full disclosure: I donated to Boudin’s campaign for DA.