Privatized welfare's poor results

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Indianapolis Star Editorial

Amid rising costs and frequent complaints about Indiana's efforts to privatize its welfare system, the General Assembly must thoroughly review not only the financial aspects of the state's contracts with IBM Corp. but also how the new operation has been administered.

The Associated Press, in a story published in The Star on Monday, revealed that the state will pay IBM $180 million more than originally planned -- only two y