This is a good starting point article, but I am sure that there is more to this than Brewer's fiscal conservatism.
She is the biggest proponent for the booming private prison system, aka our future resting spot for mentally I'll offenders.
Badaboom, less funding for medications and outpatient services means more mentally I'll people walking the streets, untreated and left to their own devices.
We need to look no further than current crime stats to see that many of our inmates across the board, suffer from some form of mental illness.
More untreated mentally ill Arizonans converts into more money for those privately run prisons. More inmates equal more money.
With this current political puppet in office why expect anything less?