Shrinking Government

The best way to save taxpayers money is by spending less. We can start by:

  • Stopping the practice of buying and owning vehicles and buildings. State agencies should be leasing vehicles and office space through the Department of Administration instead of purchasing them.
  • Cutting down on excess services. Small state agencies should consolidate their human resources, information technology, and other services to save money, create efficiencies and reduce their agency footprints.
  • Increasing transparency in our government. We can achieve more transparency in budgeting by eliminating the state budgeting practice of hiding ‘pork’ projects in the budget and cloaking their purpose. As governor, I have already vetoed millions of dollars in ‘pork’ projects.
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