Live and Let Die

There's been plenty of attention to a proposal by Maricopa County Republicans to shut down the UA Poison Control Center and transfer some of its funding to a similar agency up in Maricopa County. Anne Denogean over at the Tucson Citizen had a good column summing up the reasons for having an operation in Southern Arizona that helps parents when their kids swallow something they're not supposed to.

We hear that the latest proposal may cut funding from both the Tucson and Phoenix poison control centers in the current fiscal and then ask them to compete against each other for funding in the next fiscal year. One lives, one dies.

Guess a lot depends on the requirements spelled out in the Request for Proposals, eh?