Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Government waste wanted

The Government Restructuring Task Force says it wants the public to identify waste and then suggest ways to cut it.

You can submit your thoughts online here. Comments will be posted to start a discussion about the ideas.

The group is working to see what it can do to make government more efficient and effective -- words not usually used in the same sentence, unless of course there's a budget crisis.

"The members of the task force sincerely believe that some of the best ideas for improving state government performance will come from the public who receives services and from the employees who actually provide the services," Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup, the task force's vice chairman, said in a statement.

The committee meets again in late July.

1 comment:

  1. In the health field we need to invest in prevention efforts, and in the behavioral health field, we need to treat people rather than imprison them. The Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative is structured in a way where this could be done, but the members of the collaborative have not leaned in this direction. Perhaps some changes in sentencing guidelines need to be made, but this shift would save tremendous amounts of money.